Joel Robuchon Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 24, 2022
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In this article, we will learn all about famous chef, Joël Robuchon.
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About Joël Robuchon

Joël Robuchon was a French chef and restaurateur.

In 1989, the guide, 'Gault Millau' named Robuchon the Chef of the Century. In 1976, he was named Meilleur Ouvrier de France (France's best worker) in the field of cuisine.

Joël Robuchon also wrote seven cookbooks. Two were translated into English and served on the Larousse Gastronomique committee. They have also been presented on cooking programs in France.

Joël owned Michelin-star restaurants in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and New York City. His restaurants have received a lot of praise and love. In 2016, he had the highest number of Michelin stars out of any restaurateur in history.

Joël Robuchon Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Joël Robuchon’s net worth?

Joël Robuchon was a famous chef from France. He had an estimated net worth of $185 million.

How much did Joël Robuchon earn per year?

Joël Robuchon earned around $10 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Joël Robuchon?

Joël Robuchon was 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old was Joël Robuchon?

Joël Robuchon was born on April 7, 1945, and died on August 6, 2018, at the age of 73.

Childhood And Education

Joël Robuchon was born in April 1945 in Poitiers, France. He was one of four children born to a bricklayer, Henri Robuchon.

Robuchon started as a pastry chef as an apprentice cook at the Relais de Poitiers hotel in 1960. Robuchon was just 15 years old.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Joël Robuchon's family?

Joël Robuchon was born in Poitiers, to his parents, Henri Robuchon and Julienne Robuchon. Joël Robuchon grew up with three siblings. Not much information is available Robuchon's family.

Who was Joël Robuchon’s partner?

Joël Robuchon was married to his wife, Janine Robuchon. The couple married in 1966.

Joël and Janine Robuchon had two children together, named Louis Robuchon Abe and Sophie Robuchon.

Career And Professional Highlights

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At the age of 15, Joël Robuchon began his culinary career. He started as an apprentice to a pastry chef at the Relais de Poitiers Hotel.

When Joël Robuchon was 29, he was named head chef. At the Hôtel Concorde La Fayette, he oversaw 90 cooks.

Robuchon earned two Michelin stars while working as an Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Manager at the Nikko hotel in Paris.

Joël Robuchon founded his own restaurant in 1981, named Jamin. The restaurant has the uncommon distinction of having received three Michelin stars in its first three years.

'The International Herald Tribune' rated it the Best Restaurant in the World in 1984. Between 1987-1990, Robuchon was a regular on French television cookery programs.

Robuchon was named Chef of the Century, by the respected French restaurant guide 'Gault Millau' in 1989.

Joël Robuchon resigned at the age of 50 in 1995. He then attempted a comeback, establishing several restaurants in his honor across the globe.

The three Michelin star Joël Robuchon Restaurant was closed in 2018.

In the post-nouvelle cuisine period, Robuchon was the most prominent French chef. Robuchon was noted for his unrelenting perfectionism in the kitchen. He once claimed that there is no such thing as a perfect dinner since one can constantly improve.

What awards has Joël Robuchon won?

In 2007, Joël Robuchon won the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.

Other Interesting Joël Robuchon Facts And Trivia

  • French chef, Joël Robuchon, tutored Gordon Ramsay and Eric Ripert.
  • Robuchon died of cancer in August 2018, at 73 years old.
  • Joël Robuchon has the highest number of Michelin stars. He has 32 Michelin Guide stars, the most of any chef in the world. This was because of his many successful restaurants, including the freshly given three Michelin star rating for his restaurant in Singapore.
  • Along with his numerous accolades and restaurants, Robuchon has also published many cookbooks.

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Christian MbaBachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

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