Joël Robuchon (7 April 1945 – 6 August 2018) was a relentless perfectionist French chef and restaurateur with the highest influence in the post-nouvelle cuisine era. He was awarded numerous honours and distinctions, including Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1976, Chef de l annee in 1987, was titled the "Chef of the Century" in 1989 by the distinguished restaurant guide Gault Millau, Cuisinier du siècle in 1990. Robuchon opened his own restaurant Jasmin on December 1981, which was titled "Best Restaurant in the World" by International Herald Tribune three years later after receiving three Michelin Star in a row those first three years. Additionally, He wrote numerous cookbooks, hosted culinary TV shows, mentored many famous chefs, opened and operated quite a few restaurants around the world. At the age of 73, Joël Robuchon died from cancer; By the time of his passing, he held the most Michelin Stars any chef has ever held in history, making him the most excelled and famous chef in the world until now.