Ludo Lefebvre

Monday Night Zoom With CHOW – Guest Speaker, Ludo Lefebvre

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Billy Voges (he/him)

I’m here to give back to the people of an industry that has always welcomed me with open arms; while deepening my own understanding of how to support others’ mental wellness. I plan on pursuing a career in mental health counseling.

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Lila Simoncini (She/Her)

I worked as a restaurant server and manager in New York City and Boulder, Colorado, for an accumulation of 10 years. I traveled the world with food as my guide. I have a background in mental health and joined CHOW because it is the perfect combination of mental wellness and service industry community. I have been a holistic wellness practitioner and instructor for the past 10 years and have used these practices to heal through trauma, challenges and loss and help others do the same.

Date

Jan 29 2024
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Ludo Lefebvre
    Ludo Lefebvre
    French chef, restaurateur, author and television personality.

    Ludo Lefebvre is a French chef, restaurateur, author and television personality. He was awarded a Michelin star in 2019 for cutting-edge restaurant Trois Mec, has been credited with
    “rekindling a national appetite for French cuisine” with his Parisian bistro Petit Trois and is known as the king of pop-up dining after launching his revolutionary concept “LudoBites”.

    At 13, his father begrudgingly took him to a local restaurant, Maxime, and told them to assign the worst job to him, believing he would quit after a couple of weeks. “I love it, peeling potatoes, onions, washing dishes. I was so eager to learn,” remembers Lefebvre.

    At the age of 14, Chef Ludo began his formal training under chef Marc Meneau at his legendary restaurant L’Esperance. He continued to train under the best in France for 12 years, with Pierre Gagnaire at Saint-Etienne; Alain Passard at L’Arpege, one of Paris’ most prestigious restaurants; then finally to the three-star Michelin restaurant Le Grand Vefour before immigrating to the United States in 1996. Chef Ludo also served as the personal chef to France’s Defense Minister.

    He was awarded the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award twice; once at L’Orangerie in 1999, where Chef Ludo earned a reputation of combining old world simplicity with subtly exotic new world flavors. Then again at Bastide in 2006, where he intensified his proprietary world spice combinations and created a truly epic culinary adventure. During Ludo’s time at L’Orangerie, he was named one of the World’s 50 greatest chefs, by Relais and Chateaux.

    Seeking a sense culinary and critique freedom, Chef Ludo left the fine dining world and created his uber-popular LudoBites concept, a multi-city restaurant tour, deemed by LA Weekly’s
    Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, the late Jonathan Gold as “a transforming moment in the Los Angeles restaurant scene.” LudoBites has been credited with kickstarting the global restaurant pop-up trend and legitimizing the pop-up restaurant as a business model. He then went on to open Trois Mec, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2019, two locations of Petit Trois and LudoBird inside of Crypto.com Arena.

    In February 2022, Chez Maggy, a French bistro with a Colorado twist, opened in downtown Denver, marking Ludo’s first restaurant outside of California.

    In December 2015, Chef Ludo’s home country of France awarded him the prestigious Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his significant contributions to the enrichment of the French cultural, officially making Chef Ludo a Knight.

    Ludo is the author of two cookbooks, LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre and CRAVE: The Feast of the Five Senses. Ludo has made
    numerous TV appearances including Ludo Bites America on the Sundance Channel, ABC’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, Mind of Chef (Season 5), and starred alongside Natasha Leggero in TBS’s, Rat in the Kitchen. You can always find Ludo on his YouTube Channel teaching the home cook how to cook French food or whatever else he feels like teaching – Ludo à la Maison.

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