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(1929 - ) A world-famous French chef who has maintained the haut cuisine traditions of his homeland. He won his first Michelin star in 1961, at his fathers Inn, this was quickly followed by a second, and a third in 1965. He now runs a restaurant in Collonges (4 km north of Lyon) - the village where his family have lived since the 17th century.
He now has global restaurant and teaching interests. Paul Bocuse was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by Président Giscard d'Estaing in 1975.