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Most Michelin-decorated chef in the world Joël Robuchon dies aged 73

The world’s most Michelin-decorated chef Joël Robuchon has died aged 73 after a long battle with cancer.

Robuchon was well known for his signature ‘cuisine moderne’ style which saw his restaurants awarded 32 Michelin stars across 13 countries.

His style aimed to use a small amount of ingredients prepared in their rawest form and was considered pioneering in the restaurant world.

The chef became famous in 1981 for his Paris restaurant Jamin which won three consecutive Michelin stars, leading him to be frequently labelled as ‘best chef in the world’. Subsequent openings in London and New York continued to be awarded Michelin stars and top reviews from critics.

In 2015 Robuchon’s New York restaurant, La Grande Maison faced harassment accusations over working conditions.

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