Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, pioneering and revolutionizing the culinary industry. After training in France for 12 years with the great masters, Ludo came to Los Angeles and was soon awarded the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award at two different restaurants, L’Orangerie in 1999 and 2000 and Bastide in 2006.
From 2007 to 2012, he became known as the “pop-up king” and has been credited with igniting the phenomenon of the pop-up restaurant and establishing it’s viability as a business model. In September 2010, Ludo brought fried chicken to the streets of Los Angeles by opening his food truck, known on the streets as "LudoTruck". In October 2013, he took his fried chicken concept to the next level opening his first brick and mortar location, Ludo Bird, within the Staples Center.
The same year, Ludo opened Trois Mec, a 28 seat restaurant in the heart of in Los Angeles, which was twice named “L.A.'s Best Restaurant” by LA Weekly. Petit Trois, Ludo’s “Bar a la carte” concept, was opened July 2014 and was honored as a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant. His next restaurant, Trois Familia, in slated to open fall 2015. He 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, and starred on the ABC hit cooking competition show, The Taste.