Laurent Tourondel created the popular BLT Restaurants (Bistro Laurent Tourondel). He was named Bon Appétit’s Restaurateur of the Year in 2007, and has worked at Relais & Châteaux’s La Maison Troigrois in France and at Cello in New York City. He is the author of three cookbooks: Bistro Laurent Tourondel, Go Fish, and most recently Fresh From the Market. Today, the chef divides his time between BLT Market at the Ritz Carlton in New York City, LT Burger in Sag Harbor, NY, and serving as the Executive Chef at Brasserie Ruhlmann in New York City. He continues to oversee operations for restaurants around the world in destinations such as New York, Miami, Les Vegas, Scottsdale, Atlanta, Charlotte, Honolulu, and Hong Kong. He lives in the New York metropolitan area.