Ludovic Lefebvre is the creator of LudoBites, a guerilla style “pop-up” restaurant event occurring annually in Los Angeles, California. Lefebvre details his experiences with the original event in his book, LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre, by showcasing seven occurrences. His first cookbook, Crave, was released in 2005.
Lefebvre’s unique style in the kitchen is an amalgamation of simplicity and creativity. Lefebvre discovered his culinary identity while undergoing his training in France. Lefebvre spent thirteen years in the top restaurants in France, including Restaurant L’Esperance, Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire, Arpege, and Le Grande Vefour. From there, Lefebvre ventured to Los Angeles, California, and made a name for himself by working at L’Orangerie, and where he became promoted to head chef.
Only in his thirties, Lefebvre’s success is astounding. Recognized as one of the world’s 50 Greatest Chefs by Relais & Chateaux, he was also a nominee for the James Beard Foundation Rising Chef Award in 2001. In addition to his impressive resume, Lefebvre also appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and The Today Show.
Lefebvre was born in Burgundy, France in 1971. He currently resides in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife, Kristine.
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