Léa Linster studied law after obtaining her baccalaureate.
In 1982, on the death of her father, she took over his inn in Frisange, which she called “Léa Linster”. She obtained her master’s degree and then trained under Paul Bocuse, Joël Robuchon, Frédy Girardet and Eckart Witzigmann.
In 1987, her restaurant received a Michelin star for the first time, which it has held continuously for more than 30 years.
In 1989, she won the Bocuse d’Or cooking competition – to date the only woman in the world to do so. That same year, a career in television began for Léa Linster after she appeared on Alfred Biolek’s cookery show.
In 2019, she passed the company on to her son Louis. To this day, the restaurant still has a Michelin star under his management.
In addition to her television appearances, Léa Linster is also active on the public scene as the author of numerous cookbooks but also as an ambassador for food quality.