Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of the most influential and acclaimed chefs in Los Angeles. He's known for his inventive, refined cooking at Trois Mec, which was named Best New Restaurant (2013) and No. 1 Restaurant in Los Angeles (2014 and 2016) by LA Weekly. In 2015, LA Weekly named Ludo, Best Chef in Los Angeles. Additionally, he received the prestigious Mobil 5 Star Award at two different Los Angeles Restaurants, L’Orangerie and Bastide.
His "bar a la carte" concept, Petit Trois, was a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant, and its second location is scheduled to open 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 food truck phenomenon, LudoBird, has premium locations at LA's entertainment venue, STAPLES Center and within Universal CityWalk, in Hollywood.
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 in its initial release and was re-released as a 10th anniversary limited edition in 2016. Ludo was featured in 8 episodes of Season 5 of the Emmy-winning show, Mind of A Chef, on PBS in October 2016. He also 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.
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 in December 2015. He was then named one of the 50 Greatest Chefs in the World by Relais & Châteaux, and was a James Beard finalist for Rising Star Chef.
Ludo was most recently nominated for the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV) and Mind of a Chef earned a nomination for Television Program on Location.