Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of Los Angeles’ most influential chefs and a global culinary authority. After training under renowned chefs including Pierre Gagnaire and Alain Passard in France for 12 years, Ludo moved to Los Angeles to take the helm of fine-dining restaurants L’Orangerie and Bastide, where he was quickly awarded the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award. He then pioneered the pop-up restaurant phenomenon with LudoBites in 2010, a multi-city restaurant tour. Ludo was nominated for two James Beard Awards in 2017 for “Best Chef: West” and for his work on PBS’ Emmy-winning show, Mind of a Chef. He is the author of two cookbooks.