Fredy Girardet

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Date of Birth November 17, 1936
Place of Birth Lausanne, Switzerland
Age 83 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Frédy Girardet

Frédy Girardet is a Swiss chef who cooks in the French tradition. Often considered one of the greatest chefs of the 20th Century, his self-named restaurant in Crissier, Switzerland earned three Michelin stars and before Girardet's retirement in 1996 was often called the greatest restaurant in the world.

About Fredy Girardet

Acclaimed Swiss chef whose nouvelle cuisine-inspired, self-named restaurant received three Michelin stars.

Before Fame

He took over the family business--a bistro--when his father died unexpectedly. He went on to open his own restaurant in Crissier, Switzerland, in 1971.

Achievement

He published his cookbook, The Cuisine of Fredy Girardet, in 1984.

Family Life

He grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Associations

He and Joel Robuchon became culinary contemporaries.

Information related to Frédy Girardet

  • Swiss chefs
  • Head chefs of Michelin starred restaurants
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Latest information about Fredy Girardet updated on October 18, 2020.

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