- Michel Roux Jr
name = Michel Roux Jr
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Le Gavroche" Alain Chapel French Army/ Elysee Palace Pierre Koffman
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website = http://www.michelroux.co.uk
Michel Roux Jr (born Michel Albert Roux on
23 May, 1960in England), is a two star Michelin GuideFrench chefat the London restaurant, " Le Gavroche."citeweb|url=http://www.hub-uk.com/chefsbios/michelrouxjr.htm|title=Biography : CHEF MICHEL ROUX JR|publisher=Hub UK|accessdate=2008-08-28]
The son of fellow Michelin starred chef
Albert Roux, he undertook apprenticeship work with Master Patissier, Hellegouarchein Paris. From summer 1979through January 1980, he worked as a Commis de Cuisineat "Le Gavroche," under both his father and uncle Michel Roux. He then spent two years as Commis de Cuisine trainee under Alain Chapelat his hotel and restaurant in Mionay, in the Rhone-Alpesregion near Lyon.
After undertaking basic training with the
French Army, from February 1982to March 1983he served his military serviceat the Elysee Palace, working for both Presidents Giscard d'Estaingand Francois Mitterand. Having finished his military service, Roux then worked for four months in Paris: two months at Charcuterie Gérard Mothuin St-Mandé; and then two months at BoucherieLamartine on the Avenue Victor Hugo.
Returning to London, in August
1983he learnt accountancyat Finlay Robertson accounts, before becoming the Sous Chefat Gavers. He then took the opportunity to work with renowned chef Pierre Koffmannat his Chelsearestaurant "La Tante Claire," reverting to the rank of Commis Chef to do so. From October to December 1983, he worked at the Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong.
Having served his apprenticeship and training mainly away from the Roux brothers British business empire, he joined his uncle at the
Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshirein 1985, before working with his father at "La Gavroche" from the April of the same year. He then worked in and managed the Roux brothers catering business for three years, before returning to "Le Gavroche" in 1990, the year the two brothers split their business down family lines. When his father retired in 1993, Michel Jr took over the world famous restaurant.
A food consultant to the Wallbrook club since 2003, he also consults for the fine dining providers Restaurant Associates. Roux has also written three books: Le Gavroche Cookbook; The Marathon Chef; and Matching Food and Wine, which was named the best book on matching wine and food at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Roux has made various television appearances, including on his friend
Gordon Ramsay's ITV1produced " Hell's Kitchen," and as an expert judge on BBC2's professional edition of " Masterchef."
Married to a French woman, the couple have a daughter who is considering catering college. The family live in London.citeweb|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_38_41/ai_n27391304|title=Michel Roux Jr. keeps tradition alive at Le Gavroche|author=Amanda Mosle Freidman|publisher=Nation's Restaurant News|date=2007-09-24|accessdate=2008-08-28]
A lover of alcohol, Roux doesn't drink between Monday to Friday, [citeweb|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/raiseyourgame/pages/michel_roux.shtml|title=Mind & Body - Michel Roux Jr|publisher=BBC Wales|accessdate=2008-08-28] but enjoys Krug
champagneon the weekend. Roux is an honorary member of Harlequin F.C.[citeweb|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/england/2291722/Michel-Roux-Jr-savours-flavours-of-two-nations.html|title=Michel Roux Jr savours flavours of two nations|publisher=The Telegraph|date=2008-02-14|accessdate=2008-08-28] and is a keen marathonrunner, having run the London marathon17 times to raise funds for the children's charity VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action).
* [http://www.michelroux.co.uk Michel Roux's personal website]
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