Joël Robuchon Joël Robuchon was a French chef and restaurateur with the world's most Michelin-starred restaurant group, with 31 Michelin Stars. He was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1976 for his outstanding contribution to French cuisine and named Chef of the Century by the guide Gault Millau in 1989. Experience Robuchon opened his first restaurant, Jamin, in Paris in December 1981. It earned a Michelin star in its first year and three Michelin stars by 1984. Robuchon retired in 1995 and hosted TV shows, Cuisinez Comme Un Grand Chef and Bon Appétit Bien Sûr before returning to restaurants in 2003. He opened his last restaurant in New York in 2017, passing away in August 2018.The chef's flagship L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon has had locations in Cyprus, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York, Madrid, Miami, Paris, and Tokyo. Many of his restaurants are still open. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.