Three-star French chef accused of 'harassment' by staff

Staff at a top Paris restaurant, the prestigious “Ledoyen” on the Champs Elysees, have filed a complaint for “harassment” and violent behaviour against its star chef Yannick Alleno, a trade union said Wednesday. The restaurant received the ultimate accolade in top-level gastronomy in February, winning three coveted stars in the 2015 Michelin guide, the French food-lover’s bible. “These are individual complaints for acts of violence and harassment” by Alleno and his second in command, Sebastien Lefort, the union said. Alleno, who already won three Michelin stars in 2007 for his cuisine at the up-market “Le Meurice” hotel in Paris, said he has asked his lawyers to launch legal proceedings against those behind the “obnoxious” comments.

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