Chef Ludo Lefebvre, Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters
On December 8 2015, Consul General of France in Los Angeles Christophe Lemoine bestowed the insignia of Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters on Chef Ludo Lefebvre. The ceremony was held at the Residence of France, Beverly Hills.
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He is a key figure of not only the local gastronomic landscape but also nationally and internationally. Each of his endeavors have resulted in a tremendous success, he has gained public acclaim and always seduced the critics as he continues to embody French culture abroad through one of its most famous aspects: gastronomy.
What is the the Order of Arts and Letters ?
The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. The Order of Arts and Letters is given out three times annually under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Culture and Communication. American recipients of the award include Paul Auster, Ornette Coleman, Agnes Gund, Marilyn Horne, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Meier, Robert Paxton, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Uma Thurman.