Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chef Raymond Blanc Exclusive Interview….
Raymond Blanc is one of the most successful and respected Chefs in the world.
Raymond Blanc OBE is a French chef who was born in Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, between Burgundy and the Jura mountains.
He grew up in Saône, a village just east of there.
RB’s Oxford restaurant Le Manoir is one of the best restaurants in the world.
Hear a rare and Exclusive interview from the Chelsea Flower Show…..
His story begins in Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, between Burgundy and the Jura mountains, where Raymond was born. He was inspired by the local terroir, and most of all by his mother, the formidable Maman Blanc who used fresh, local and seasonal produce to create meals for the family; wholesome meals full of goodness and love.
In the summer of 1972, Raymond arrived in England to work as a waiter at the Rose Revived restaurant in Oxfordshire. One day, when the chef was ill, Raymond took over the kitchen. At that very moment, his career was born.
In 1977, Raymond opened his first restaurant, Les Quat’Saisons in Summertown, Oxford. It was an overnight success, winning Egon Ronay Restaurant of the Year, and two prestigious Michelin stars within a couple of years.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio 2011.