Ludo Lefebvre has been named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Chefs by Relais & Chateaux, despite not having a restaurant of his own.
A French native, Lefebvre quickly made a name for himself in Southern California as the executive chef at L’Orangerie and then improved on that at short-lived Bastide. In 2007, he launched LudoBites and helped usher in the pop-up roving gourmet restaurant movement. He starred in the Sundance Channel's "Ludo Bites America" and has also appeared on "Top Chef Masters" and "Iron Chef." The "LudoBites Cookbook" will be released in October.
Lefebvre will be giving a cooking demonstration during the Flavors of L.A. portion of the Taste, Sept. 2. Tickets are $65 and are available, along with more information, at the Taste website.