Albert Roux

Albert Roux was the godfather of modern British cooking. Born in rural France in 1935, he started his culinary career as an apprentice pâtissier in Paris at the age of fourteen, before coming to England in 1953. In 1967 Albert and his brother Michel opened Le Gavroche, the restaurant that revolutionised the British dining scene and the first three Michelin starred restaurant in the country. An inspirational figure, Albert was awarded an OBE, the Legion d’Honneur and a papal knighthood. On his death in January 2021, Gordon Ramsay, one of his proteges, mourned him as a ‘legend, the man who installed gastronomy into this country’.
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