Michel Roux Jr is one of Britain’s most famous chefs. He’s the owner of the celebrated two Michelin-starred ‘Le Gavroche’ restaurant, which he took over from his father and uncle in the early 1990s. Michel Roux Jr is also the author of five best-selling cookbooks, and a popular presenter and judge on BBC 2′s MasterChef: The Professionals.
Michel Roux Jr grew up with a passion for good food. Among his earliest memories are the wonderful aromas in his parents’ kitchen of caramelising sugar, pastry and delicious stews.
He learned his craft over a series of challenging apprenticeships in London, Paris, Lyon and Hong Kong before joining the family business. When Michel Jr took over ‘Le Gavroche’, he evolved the menu into his now signature classic French style with a light, modern twist.
Building on his success at ‘Le Gavroche’, Michel Jr opened ‘Roux at Parliament Square’, with Restaurant Associates, and has gone on to open two further luxury restaurants within the prestigious hotel The Langham – ‘Roux at The Landau’ and ‘The Wigmore’. His dedication to the family business is reflected in the loyalty he shows his suppliers, and it is an honour to have him as an ambassador. We’re delighted to share some of Michel Jr’s favourite dishes, using a variety of potatoes – along with easy-to-follow recipes, and some professional tips from the chef himself.
Take a look at Michel’s recipes here.
“I’m extremely proud to be continuing Andrew’s legacy and his culinary traditions, suitably representing the man himself. Working with aspiring young chefs, nurturing talent and developing the next generation of chefs with passion and honesty.” – Stevie McLaughlin, Head Chef