An exclusive peek at the most influential culinary family in Britain.
The Roux brothers are culinary legends. Based in the London area, hey have been the greatest influence on British gastronomy since Chef Escoffier ruled over the kitchen of the Savoy in the early 1900s. From the early beginnings of the flagship restaurant Le Gavroche in 1967, they have forged a multigenerational culinary juggernaut. The video posted above is part of an exposé about the Roux empire.
I was fortunate to work as sous chef at the original Le Gavroche from 1978-1981. It was a great immersion experience. Eventually I had a restaurant partnership in Santa Barbara with the brothers, Michael's Waterside. Next year marks 50 years since the Roux's opened and they are poised for another generation to assume the mantle.
Chef Michael Hutchings