Chef Ludo Lefebvre celebrates 20 years of cooking in Los Angeles this year. He’s one of the city’s most influential chefs, known for his inventive, refined cooking at Trois Mec, which has been named as the Best New Restaurant (2013) and No. 1 Restaurant in Los Angeles (2014 & 2016) by LA Weekly. In 2015, LA Weekly named Ludo, Best Chef in Los Angeles. His “bar a la carte” concept, Petit Trois, was a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant and made #3 on Bon Appetit lis of Best New Restaurants in the country in the country in 2015. A second location of Petit Trois will be opening in early 2017 in Sherman Oaks, CA. Trois Familia, his brunch-only restaurant, has topped many best new restaurant lists since opening in the fall of 2015. Ludo’s fried-chicken truck-food phenomenon, LudoBird, now has premium locations at the STAPLES Center and within Universal CityWalk, in Hollywood.
In December 2015, Ludo became a “knight” when he received the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from his home country of France. He has also been named one of the 50 Greatest Chefs in the World by Relais & Châteaux, and was a James Beard finalist for Rising Star Chef. Additionally, he has received the prestigious Mobil 5 Star Award at two different Los Angeles Restaurants, L’Orangerie and Bastide.
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, which sold out and has been re-released as a 10th anniversary limited edition.
Ludo will be featured in 8 episodes of Season 5 of the emmy-winning show Mind of A Chef on PBS starting October 22, 2016. Additionally, Ludo produces and stars in the Ludo à la Maison, a home cooking series which brings accessible French cooking to its audience, currently being distributed on foodandwine.com