Albert Roux OBE is a French-born restaurateur and chef who has made a monumental impact on the British food industry over the past five decades.
He and his brother, Michel, opened Le Gavroche in London’s Chelsea in 1976, a little later moving to the Mayfair site where it still operates, focusing on a selective menu with fresh produce and quality food, receiving the highest accolade of all – three stars in the Michelin guide – the first restaurant in Britain to be honoured.
Following the success of Le Gavroche, the Roux Brothers opened a range of prestigious restaurants, including Le Poulbot, Le Gamin, and The Waterside Inn that all received a number of accolades.
In 1984 he co-founded The Roux Scholarship, which maintains a global reputation as the leading culinary competition for British and British-trained chefs.
With his son Michel Roux Jr, Albert Roux currently operates Roux at Parliament Square, and Roux at the Landau, both in London, and he is a consultant to a number of leading Scottish hotels and to the corporate dining group Restaurant Associates with Roux Fine Dining.