Michel Roux Jr is an English-French two Michelin starred chef best known as the presenter of MasterChef The Professionals. He owns the world famous restaurant Le Gavroche, in London which he took over from his father Albert Roux and his uncle Michel Roux. Roux co-presented BBC Two's Food and Drink, was one of the mentors in the series The Chef's Protege, presented First Class Chefs for the Disney Channel, Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr for Channel 4 and his latest series, Michel Roux's French Country Cooking, is available now on The Food Network and Discovery+. Michel Roux Jr is guest number 224 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .To find out more about Michel Roux's French Country Cooking, click here: foodnetwork.co.uk/shows/michel-rouxs-french-country-cookingFor more info on VICTA, the charity that Michel supports, click here: victa.org.ukFollow Michel Roux Jr on Twitter @michelrouxjr and Instagram @michel_roux_jr .Follow My Time Capsule on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @MyTCpod .Follow Michael Fenton Stevens on Twitter: @fentonstevens and Instagram @mikefentonstevens .Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .Music by Pass The Peas Music .Artwork by matthewboxall.com .This podcast is proud to be associated with the charity Viva! Providing theatrical opportunities for hundreds of young people. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We are in the company of cooking royalty on the latest episode of Grilling, as Michel Roux Jr joins Simon to discuss his illustrious career. Michel is the son of Albert and nephew of Michel - the brothers who revolutionised the restaurant business in the UK when they opened Le Gavroche in 1967. It famously became the first establishment in this country to gain one, two and then three Michelin stars, and is still going strong under Michel’s expert supervision. As we discover, he has literally been in professional kitchens since the very first day of his life, and has some fabulous tales to tell ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Michel Roux Jr, Finnian Gill, Heinin Zhang and Farhad Heydari
On this week’s Biting Talk with Two Chicks, we find out what happens after you successfully pitch a business on Dragon’s Den. Private chef venture YHangry got the money, but a year on do they have the customers? Then we nip to the Scottish Lowlands where spirits entrepreneur Finnian Gill introduces us to John Paul Jones, a rum steeped in seaweed…Then, reflecting on a tumultuous year in hospitality, we talk to chef Michel Roux Jr. Plus there’s our cocktail of the week from Biting Talk mixologist Farhad Heydari from the House of Heydari. Follow William on Twitter and Instagram: @WilliamSitwell Produced by Front Ear Podcasts - www.frontearpodcasts.com (http://www.frontearpodcasts.com/) Edited by Nathan Copelin Music by David Cantello
My guest today comes from a family of great chefs. In 1967 his father and uncle opened "Le Gavroche" in London. Since 1991 he has been running the restaurant which has two michelin stars. He is a TV Judge and presenter on BBC Show "Masterchef: The Professionals", and he has been a presenter on all three series of "Great British Food Revival" http://www.michelroux.co.uk/ instagram.com/turningchickensbreakingdishes www.buymeacoffee.com/Dmartins firstname.lastname@example.org
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#121 Michel Roux Jr - Media Chef, Author & Le Gavroche
Humans of Hospitality
Michel Roux Jr is a true 'Human of Hospitality' who was practically born in a kitchen when his Mum went into labour whilst working in his Dad 'Albert Roux's' restaurant. Michel is well known, partly simply through the recognition of his Dad and Uncle opening Le Gavroche in 1967 and becoming the first British restaurant to be awarded 3 Michelin stars, but also via his extensive work on television through shows such as Masterchef the professionals, and most recently 'remarkable places to eat'. Michel has also been on his own impressive culinary adventure working throughout Europe and even Hong Kong before taking over the helm at Le Gavroche in 1991. In this conversation we get to touch on Michel’s family connections and following in the family legacy, we’ll chat about the business side of being a chef and the importance of knowing your numbers and that successful restaurants are rarely only about the quality of the food. We explore what else it takes and how you need to make a customer 'feel' to really enjoy their visit and want to return regularly. And we explore some of the cultural differences between France and the UK, as well as the differences in the casual dining sector, and even the street food scene, and wether we’ll ever see Michel in his own street food truck. And of course we cover the pandemic and Michel’s hopes for the future, both in business, but perhaps more importantly with his daughter and grandson. You can follow Michel Roux Jr on twitter, or visit his online shop and read more about Le Gavroche on the website or via instagram.
Sheila Dillon visits London restaurant Le Gavroche, to speak to renowned chef Michel Roux Jr about food, family and festive inspiration.Michel Jr is the second generation of the Roux family to run the Mayfair restaurant, which was started by his father Albert and his uncle Michel. When he took over the kitchen nearly 30 years ago, he fought to put his own stamp on the style – and write the next chapter of the family’s food story.Michel kicks off in the kitchen, cooking two dishes that have special importance to him: Soufflé Suissesse, his father’s decadent cheese soufflé creation that diners won’t allow to be taken off the menu; and roast quail with potato fondant and mushrooms, a dish that he loves and often cooks at home for the family.Over the course of cooking and eating the meal, Sheila asks Michel about his life, his love of food, his inspirations and drive – as well as the pressure that come with being part of a dining dynasty. They also discuss how he’s dealt with the challenges in his life: from the pay scandal of 2016, when Gavroche employees were found to be earning below minimum wage – to his regret over never quite managing to achieve a work/life balance.They’re later joined by Michel’s daughter Emily, who now has her own restaurant in London with her husband Diego Ferrari, and who has a fresh perspective on the industry and how her family have shaped her career. The programme also hears from one half of the team who originated this dynasty: Albert Roux shares his take on his son’s success.Presented by Sheila Dillon, produced by Lucy Taylor.
Michel Roux Jr does not allow music in his restaurants nor in their kitchens. For him the food is the music. However, he is a great music lover - of both classical music and, in particular, of the mainly French chanson tradition. In this edition of Saturday Classics he presents a selection of music including Wagner, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brassens, Piaf, Brel and Trenet.First broadcast in December 2013.