Episode 98: Michel Roux: Michelin Starred Chef, Restaurateur and TV Presenter

My guest today is Michel Roux.


Michel is a legendary figure in the world of food – he’s a chef and restaurateur – he’s the Michelin starred owner of London’s iconic Le Gavroche, founded by his father and uncle in the 1960’s. Celebrating over 50 years in business the Roux’s have built a gastronomic dynasty.


His grandparents and their parents before them were charcutiers so food has always been a family affair. Perhaps it was inevitable that Michel would fall in love with food as his family had done before him – the story goes that he was practically born in a kitchen when his mother went into labour during service at his fathers restaurant.


Beyond restaurants, you may well know Michel from his extensive television career, he was a judge on Masterchef the professionals for 6 years , has been a regular on Saturday Kitchen and has fronted BBC 2’s Food and Drink. His latest project is his brilliant new series for Food Network – called Michel Roux’s French Country Cooking.



Michel Roux’s French Country Cooking – Premieres 9pm Thursday 9th September exclusively on Food Network



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