Global Cutlery USA Partners with Award-Winning Chef Ludo Lefebvre
We are very excited about teaming up with Chef Ludo,”said Jesper Brund, CEO and President of SCANPAN USA, “the authenticity and attention-to-detail of Ludo’s extraordinary culinary work mirrors how Global approaches its knife production in Japan. Ludo is one-of-a-kind whose vision bridges the classic with an entirely unique perspective, consistent with Komin Yamada’s visionary Global knife design."
Global USA Marketing Manager, Erica Tominaga, adds that, “Chef Ludo is that rare combination of talent who brings quite a bit of levity and wit to match. He is a great fit for us.”
"I am so honored to partner with Global,” said Ludo Lefebvre. “I remember coming to America 20 years ago and dreaming of one day being able to own a Global knife. When I got my first Global knife, I felt such a sense of pride in owning a genuinely great knife. I have collected Global knives for about 20 years now and have an amazing vintage collection and look forward to the new collections to come. I am truly humbled that Global has chosen me to represent them in the United States."
About Chef Ludo Lefebvre
Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, pioneering and revolutionizing the culinary industry. Ludo celebrates 20 years of cooking in Los Angeles this year. He’s known for his inventive, refined cooking at Trois Mec, which has been named as the Best New Restaurant (2013) and No. 1 Restaurant in Los Angeles (2014 & 2016) by LA Weekly. In 2015, LA Weekly named Ludo, Best Chef in Los Angeles. His "bar a la carte" concept, Petit Trois, was a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant. A second location of Petit Trois will be opening 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. And his fried-chicken truck-food phenomenon, LudoBird, now has premium locations at the STAPLES Center and within Universal CityWalk, in Hollywood.
In December 2015, 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. He has also been named one of the 50 Greatest Chefs in the World by Relais & Châteaux, and was a James Beard finalist for Rising Star Chef. Additionally, he has received the prestigious Mobil 5 Star Award at two different Los Angeles Restaurants, L’Orangerie and Bastide.
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 and has been re-released as a 10th anniversary limited edition.
Ludo is featured in 8 episodes of Season 5 of the Emmy-winning show, Mind of A Chef, on PBS starting October 22, 2016. Additionally, Ludo 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
About Global Cutlery USA
Global Cutlery USA, a division of SCANPAN USA Inc., is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Global knives made in Japan. In the tradition of the Samurai sword, Global knives are produced of the highest stainless steel quality by Japanese craftsmen. Global is known worldwide for their perfectly balanced, lightweight kitchen knives and ergonomic handles with the signature dimpled pattern.
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