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 mentored chef and creator of the television show Hell's Kitchen Gordan Ramsay.