Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, pioneering and revolutionizing the culinary industry.
Before introducing his wildly popular LudoBites restaurant event in Los Angeles, Chef Ludovic Lefebvre made a name for himself as the executive chef at L’Orangerie and Bastide—two of the city’s most famous and luxurious restaurants—where he quickly established a reputation for his ability to combine Old World simplicity and New World imagination in innovative dishes to tantalize diners’ taste buds with subtly exotic flavors.
Ludo is now being credited with carrying the flag for Los Angeles modern fine dining, with Trois Mec, his first brick and mortar restaurant opened in April 2013 in partnership with chef friends, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.
Trois Mec has earned 4 stars from both Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly, been named Best New Restaurant by both publications, been named to Esquire Magazine Best New Restaurant List for 2013, included in GOOP – List of Best Tasting Menus in the World under $100 and made Zagat’s list of Top 10 Hottest Restaurants in the World for 2013. Food & Wine Magazine (Dec. 2013) awarded Trois Mec with the #1 Best Restaurant Dish of 2013 and GQ placed Trois Mec #2 on its list of Best New Restaurants in the country for 2014.
In October 2013 Ludo opened a fried chicken food concept within STAPLES Center, called LudoBird.
Ludovic—or “Ludo”—Lefebvre is the only chef in Los Angeles to receive the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award at two different restaurants, L’Orangerie in 1999 and 2000 and Bastide in 2006. Ludo has been named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Chefs” by Relais & Chateaux and was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for a “Rising Star Chef” Award.
Ludo just wrapped up starring along side Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Marcus Sameulsson on ABC’s prime time hit show, The Taste, as well with the UK version of the show, and was pronounced the winner of the hit competition series in the US. Ludo has also been seen on such shows as “Ludo Bites America” for Sundance Channel, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”, Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and NBC’s “The Today Show.”