Born in Northern France, Chef Claude Le Tohic attended culinary school in Vannes, France. Two years later, he joined the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Ghislaine Arabians' Le Restaurant, an eatery in Lille, France, which boasts two Michelin stars. In 1987, Le Tohic joined the team at Café Jamin, Chef Joël Robuchon's 3-star Michelin restaurant in Paris. Chef Le Tohic left Café Jamin after two years and worked in many other Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the next decade. In 2004, he received the prestigious peer-juried Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, which was presented to him by French President Jacques Chirac. In 2005, at the request of Chef Robuchon, Chef Le Tohic came to the United States to open Joël Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. His work earned Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand the only 3-star Michelin rating in Las Vegas, as well as Forbes’ Five-Star and AAA’s Five-Diamond ratings.