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Michel Roux Jr. Biography and Wiki
Michel Roux is an English-French chef who has two Michelin stars. His ability in the kitchen at his renowned London restaurant Le Gavroche has made him a household name.
Michel Roux Jr. Age and Birthday
Michel is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on 23 May 1960 in Pembury, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 23 May every year.
Michel Roux Jr. Nationality and Birthday
Michel is an English-French and British Nationality. He was born in Pembury, United Kingdom. He is of mixed race. READ ALSO: Tommy Banks
Michel Roux Jr. Height
Michel stands at an average height of 5 feet 10inches.
Michel Roux Jr. Net Worth
Michel has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.
Michel Roux Jr. Training
When Roux was 16 years old and had finished high school, he began an apprenticeship in Paris under Master Patissier Hellegouarche. He assisted his father and uncle as a commis de cuisine at Le Gavroche from the summer of 1979 until January of 1980. After that, he worked for Alain Chapel’s hotel and restaurant in Mionnay, in the Rhône-Alpes region close to Lyon, for two years as a commis de cuisine trainee.
He underwent basic training with the French Army before serving his military service at the Élysée Palace under Presidents François Mitterrand and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing from February 1982 to March 1983. After completing his military service, Roux spent the next four months working in Paris, spending the first two months at the Boucherie Lamartine on the Avenue Victor-Hugo and the following two months at the Charcuterie Gérard Mothu in St-Mandé.
Michel Roux Jr. Media
Roux has appeared on a number of television shows, including his friend Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen on ITV and as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC Two. On Masterchef South Africa in 2012, he made an appearance as a guest judge. Roux and Kate Goodman co-hosted BBC Two’s Food and Drink from 2013 to 2014. He made an appearance in the 2013 season of The Chef’s Protege as one of the mentors.
Roux announced in March 2014 that he was leaving the BBC due to a disagreement regarding his role as brand ambassador for Albert Bartlett Rooster potatoes. First Class Chefs for the Disney Channel and Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr. for Channel 4 were among Roux’s 2015 television appearances after a hiatus. After James Martin left the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen after ten years, Roux took over as host in April 2016. Roux disqualified himself from working as a host full-time.
Michel Roux Jr. Cookbooks
In addition, Roux has authored a number of books, including The Marathon Chef, Le Gavroche Cookbook, and Matching Food and Wine, which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for best book on wine and food pairing.
- Le Gavroche Cookbook (2001), London: W&N
- The Marathon Chef: Food for Getting Fit
- Le Gavroche Cookbook: Ten Recipes from One of the World’s Great Restaurants
- Matching Food And Wine: Classic And Not So Classic Combinations
- Michel Roux: A Life in the Kitchen
- Cooking with The Master Chef: Food For Your Family & Friends
- The French Kitchen: 200 Recipes From the Master of French Cooking
- Le Gavroche Cookbook
- Les Abats
- The French Revolution: 140 Classic Recipes made Fresh & Simple