Micheal Roux Jr

Michel Roux Jr was born in Kent where he was brought up around cooking. His earliest memories are playing in the kitchens where his father, the famous Albert Roux, worked as private chefs for the Cazelet family.

He left school at 16 and worked his was around the Paris restaurant scene learning how to cook his now signature style of classic French food with a modern twist.

In 1991 Michel took over his father and uncle’s restaurant La Gavroche. It has since been awarded three Michelin stars- the first ever in the UK- and was the first ever Michelin starred restaurant to offer a set price lunch to make fine dining more accessible.

If you’re looking to impress your friends and family with home made sauces and pastries, try Michel Roux Jr's recipes. 

Michel is now best known for presenting BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals and the ‘Great British Food Revival.’

Michel also has a number of best-selling recipe books, including  The French Revolution, which aims to teach you simple yet delicious French recipes from scratch.

Alongside cooking he is also a keen runner and has completed 21 marathons in aid of his chosen charity, Visually Impaired Children Taking Action.