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Los Angeles — Ludo Lefebvre, Trois Familia
Known in the culinary world simply by his first name, this French-born chef gained his fame not through television appearances but by his work in prestigious kitchens around California. Since 2013, Lefebvre has started something of a fine-dining empire around Los Angeles, with his friends and business partners friends Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The first two restaurants in the "Trois" empire, Trois Mec and Petit Trois, opened in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Trois Familia opened in 2015.