This year marks Michel Roux Jr’s 25th year at the helm of London’s bastion of old fashioned, “flawless and indulgent” Gallic gastronomy Le Gavroche. Opened in 1967, the iconic Mayfair venue was founded by Michel’s father Albert Roux OBE. Michel took the reins in 1991 and in honour of this the celebrity chef will host a series of celebratory events at the restaurant throughout the year.
Michel says: “It’s been an exceptional 25 years for me and for Le Gavroche. I can’t believe how quickly those years have passed, it feels like yesterday I first stepped through the doors as chef patron. I’m immensely proud of everything I have achieved but I couldn’t have done it without my fantastic team. They have been instrumental in our success, so it’s really important for me to continue to nurture younger talent in the industry and aid them in achieving the same success – starting with my daughter, Emily. I’m going to continue building on my 25 years at the restaurant but now it seems apt to start looking to the future, and the next generation of Roux.”
Throughout his time at Le Gavroche, Michel has trained some of the UK’s most respected chefs including Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsay, Monica Galetti, Bryn Williams, and Jun Tanaka. Under his leadership Le Gavroche has won plenty of accolades for its cooking, including being named London’s “Top Gastronomic Experience” for the second time in Harden’s London Restaurants 2016.