Joel Robuchon Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Biography / Wiki

To achieve greatness as a chef, one must collaborate with exceptional culinary masters, just like Joel Robuchon did. Robuchon, a renowned French chef and restaurateur, understood the importance of learning from the best in the field.

He is widely acknowledged as the “Chef of the Century” and has authored several French cookbooks, two of which have been translated into English. Joel is hailed as the most influential French chef of the post-nouvelle cuisine period.

Height / Weight / Age

This renowned chef, born on April 7, 1945, passed away in 2018 at the age of 73. He had a height of 174 centimeters (5’8″) and maintained a healthy and fit physique, weighing 78 kilograms (171 lbs).

In addition, he is highly mindful of his physique and adheres to a consistent and nutritious diet to maintain optimal fitness. His body measurements are approximately 42 inches for his chest, 32 inches for his waist, and 15 inches for his biceps.

Net Worth

Reportedly, he ranked among the wealthiest chefs globally, amassing a fortune of $400 million.

Education / Family

Joel, a person of French descent, hails from the city of Poitiers, France. He was born and raised there, and his parents are Henri Robuchon and Julienne Robuchon. Joel has three siblings whose names he has not disclosed. While he has chosen not to reveal details about his education and qualifications, it is unknown where he pursued his education.


Joel Robuchon

Nick Name Joel
Birth Place Poitiers, France
Date of birth 7th April 1945
Age 73 years old (at the time of his death)
Height In feet & inches: 5’8”In centimeters: 174 cm
Weight In kilograms: 78 kgIn pounds: 171 lbs
Eye color Light Blue
Hair color Brown
Profession Chef
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality French
Home town Poitiers, France
Zodiac Sign Aries
Fathers name Henri Robuchon
Mothers name Julienne Robuchon
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

At the age of 15 in 1960, he embarked on his culinary career as an apprentice chef at the esteemed Relais of Poitiers hotel. Joel honed his skills and acquired a diverse range of regional techniques during his apprenticeship with the ‘Compagnon du Tour de France’ in 1966.

In 1976, he assumed the position of head chef at Hotel Concorde La Fayette. Between 1987 and 1990, he made frequent appearances on French television. Gault Millau bestowed upon him the esteemed title of ‘Chef of the Century’ in 1989. Subsequently, he established his own restaurant named Jamin in Paris. Additionally, Joel held membership in the Grande Lodge Nationale Francaise as a Freemason.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Regarding his personal life, he entered the bond of marriage with Janine Robuchon and together they were blessed with two children named Sophie and Louis.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital status Married
Wife Janine Robuchon

Joel Robuchon with his wife
Joel Robuchon with his wife

Children Sophie and Louis

Joel Robuchon with his wife kids
Joel Robuchon with his wife & kids

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Some Interesting Facts About Joel Robuchon

  • He started his own restaurant in Paris with the name of Jamin.
  • He was a cancer patient.
  • Every chef has a signature dish and his signature dish was a mean potato.
  • He was awarded Best French Restaurant in Las Vegas from 2006-2010.
  • Joel’s own restaurant received a Michelin star in its very first year.
  • His restaurant was awarded the Best Restaurant in the World by International Herald Tribune.
  • Once, he threw a plate at Gordon Ramsay.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram – @joel.robuchon
  2. Twitter – @JoelRobuchonUSA
  3. Facebook – @JoelRobuchon

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