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Famed French Chef Joël Robuchon Dead at 73

Joël Robuchon, who at one point in his career won 31 Michelin stars, died from cancer Monday in Switzerland, according to Le Figaro. He was 73. The French chef, named “Chef of the Century,” by Gault Millau in 1989, was treated for a pancreatic tumor more than a year ago.

A Longtime Caterer Returns to Her Restaurant Roots

While some chefs explode onto the dining scene fairly early in their careers, Chef Coleen Speaks’ emergence into the spotlight has been more of a slow burn. Speaks has been in the industry since she was 15 and over the years has cut her teeth at such noteworthy establishments as Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Bloomsbury Bistro, and Ashley Christensen’s Enoteca Vin.

Redefining Modern American Cuisine with Chef Aaron Cuschieri

Chef Aaron Cuschieri is a midwest “fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and peas” American, he says, who grew up in Detroit and has lived in Chicago for the past eight years. His culinary career has included fine-dining establishments, as well as experience working with cultural cuisine all-stars like acclaimed Japanese chef Takashi Yagihashi of Tabo Sushi in Chicago and Slurping Turtle in Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Study Soul Food at Ida B’s Table

For Chef David Thomas, food and family are inextricable. Growing up in suburban Maryland, he and his parents would decamp to his grandmother’s farm every weekend, a 13-acre spread in nearby Howard County, complete with chickens and pear trees.

The Pioneer of Peruvian Cuisine

Pollo a la brasa. Ceviche. Lomo saltado. Pisco sours. The Peruvian fare trending these days has long been the hallmarks of Chef Emmanuel Piqueras’ culinary palate.In fact, Piqueras is one of America’s pioneers of Peruvian food.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort Names Laurent Pillard Resort Executive Chef

The St. Regis Aspen Resort introduced its new Resort Executive Chef, Laurent Pillard, who will oversee the property’s culinary teams at Velvet Buck, the resort’s signature restaurant with a focus on modern mountain cuisine; Mountain Social Bar & Lounge; Splash Pool Lounge; in-room dining; and catering.

Logan Guleff Wins Best in World Gourmand Award for Cookbook

Logan Guleff, 15, won the prestigious Best in World Gourmand Award for his first cookbook. He is the youngest in the world to hold such an honor. Logan received the award in a ceremony in Yantai, China and shared his thoughts on the epic journey from prodigy chef to award winning author.