Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chef Michel Roux Interview – Waterside Inn Bray……
Michel Roux is literally the Master Chef whose cuisine has taken the gastronomic world by storm.
Known as Michel Roux Snr, he is a French-born chef who along with his brother Albert, opened Le Gavroche, later to become the first three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain, and The Waterside Inn, which was the first restaurant outside France to hold three stars for a period of 25 years.
Most recently Roux has become a household name through his many TV appearances and recently released best selling books.
Enjoy a rare insight into Michel’s life as possibly the greatest chef who ever lived.
Recorded 2010 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.
Michel Roux Snr., is a French-born chef and restaurateur working in Britain. Along with his brother Albert, he opened Le Gavroche, later to become the first three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain, and The Waterside Inn, which was the first restaurant outside France to hold three stars for a period of 25 years.
Michel followed his brother into becoming a pastry chef, and again to England in order to open their first restaurant. Together they have been described as the “godfathers of modern restaurant cuisine in the UK”, and Michel has been inducted into several French orders, and has received two lifetime achievement awards from different publications. He was decorated during a period of National Service for France during the 1960s.
He founded the Roux Brothers Scholarship along with Albert in 1984, and has worked as a consultant for companies such as British Airways and Celebrity Cruises over the years. After he and his brother split the business in 1986, Michel took the Waterside Inn, which he handed over to his son, Alain, in 2002.
He remains an active food writer and has appeared on television shows such as Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef, the Roux family centric series, The Roux Legacy, and on the Woman’s Hour programme on BBC Radio 4