French chef and restaurateur who was voted Chef of the Century in 1989.
He entered the culinary profession at age fifteen as an apprentice to a pastry chef at the Relais de Poitiers Hotel.
He owned Michelin star-rated restaurants in Las Vegas, London, Hong Kong, Monaco, Macau, Paris, Tokyo, and Taipei.
He grew up with three siblings. He had two children: Sophie and Louis.
He mentored chef and creator of the television show Hell's Kitchen Gordan Ramsay.