World-famous chef known primarily for his Fleur de Lys restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas.
He began his culinary career as a pastry chef and worked in restaurants such as L'auberge de L'Ill and La Cuisine du Soleil.
He was awarded the James Beard Foundation/Perrier-Jouët award in 1997 and was recognized as America's best Californian chef.
He was born in Alsace, France.
His restaurant once appeared on the reality series Real Housewives of Orange County, which featured housewife Tamra Barney.