Joël Robuchon is a world renowned French chef & restaurateur who has been developing groundbreaking concepts and stockpiling culinary awards for over 40 years. In 1989, Joël Robuchon was awarded "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau; he was also awarded the prestigious title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (France's Best Craftsman) in 1976. As of today, with 25 Michelin stars, and four active three stars restaurants in Las Vegas, Macau, Tokyo and Hong Kong he’s the only chef to hold such a worldwide record.
Joël Robuchon is leaving his stamp on the restaurant industry thanks to his creations but he has also embraced the role of teacher and mentor for acclaimed Chefs like Michael Caines, Gordon Ramsay (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London) and Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin in New York).
Joël Robuchon is also well known for having hosted successful culinary TV shows in France in the late 90’s and writing numerous cookbooks.
Joël Robuchon’s Brand across the Globe
After surprisingly retiring in 1995 Joël Robuchon came back on the worldwide stage with a bang in 2003 when L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened simultaneously in Paris and Tokyo. Joël Robuchon’s repeated travels to Japan and incursions into the Japanese culinary culture as well as his discovery of tapas bars in Spain gave him the inspiration to introduce his new vision of cooking. This avant-garde concept, where customers eat at the counter while chefs prepare the food in the open kitchen, was disrupting the traditions of “La haute gastronomie”.
The success of L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris and Tokyo encouraged Joël Robuchon to open L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in other continents with openings in: Las Vegas (2005), London and Hong Kong (2006), Taipei (2009), Paris (2010), Singapore (2011) Bangkok (2014). Each L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is unique in that the menu is adapted according to the country and its culinary traditions as well. There are currently 9 L’Ateliers in the world with a total of 11 Michelin stars. New L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon will open in Shangai, New-York, Montreal, Mumbai, Geneva and Miami.
In all of his restaurants throughout the world, Joël Robuchon remains faithful to the standards that made him a standard in French Gastronomy; exceptional selection of products and simplicity in execution. Joël Robuchon and his team are still fully involved with new restaurant openings at all levels including conceptual planning, interior design and menu creation.
To answer the demand from international customers, Joël Robuchon opened many establishments since 2003 always respecting this spirit of simplicity including, pastry shops, cafes, fine dining restaurants, high end bars and more:
2004 Château Restaurant de Joël Robuchon, Tokyo (3 stars)
Restaurant Joël Robuchon, a fine dining restaurant in Monaco (2 stars)
Le Cafe Med in Monaco
La Table de Joël Robuchon, Tokyo (2 stars)
Café de Joël Robuchon, Tokyo
2005 Restaurant Joël Robuchon, a fine dining restaurant in Las Vegas (3 stars)
2006 La Cuisine de Joël Robuchon in London
Le Salon Bar de Joël Robuchon in London
Le Salon de The de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong
2007 La Table de Joël Robuchon in Nagoya
La Cave de Joël Robuchon in Paris
2008 YOSHI, a sushi restaurant in Monaco (1 star)
La Boutique de Joël Robuchon in Tokyo
2009 Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon in Taïpei
2011 Joël Robuchon Restaurant, fine dining restaurant in Singapore
2013 Odyssey, a concept created with Karl Lagerfeld in Monaco
2014 La Grande Maison de Joël Robuchon in Bordeaux