Michel Roux is a graduate of Le Gavroche. He received his schooling in its kitchens and is imbued with its unique atmosphere and style. Michel has a deep respect for the classical foundations of French cooking. The name Roux is synonymous in Britain with the qualities of French haute cuisine. He took over running Le Gavroche in 1991, gradually changing the style of cooking to his own – classic French with a lighter, modern twist.
Michel is a judge and presenter on MasterChef: The Professionals, and has been a presenter on all three series of Great British Food Revival. Michel also recently fronted the highly anticipated return of Food and Drink, and presented a documentary on Escoffier, whose revolutionary approach to fine cuisine has inspired Michel and many others.
He is involved with the Roux Experience courses at the Cactus Kitchens cookery school, with the Executive producer of Saturday Kitchen, Amanda Ross. Cactus Kitchens offers people the opportunity to learn to cook within small intimate groups from some of the UK’s finest chefs, on site above the Saturday Kitchen studios.