The Craft Guild of Chefs has paid tribute to chef and restaurateur, Michel Roux, following his death last week, aged 78.
Andrew Bennett MBE, national chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs, credited Mr Roux with leading the transformation of the foodservice sector.
“Michel Roux arguably changed the UK’s culinary landscape forever, not only with his skills as a chef, but as a passionate advocate for the industry.
“He was a true pioneer; the restaurant he opened with his brother in London, Le Gavroche, became the first three Michelin-starred restaurant in Britain in 1982.
“His generosity and enthusiasm knew no bounds. His ability to inspire others and willingness to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of chefs, means that he will forever have a place in British food history,” said Mr Bennett.
The Craft Guild of Chefs was established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association. It has developed into the leading chefs’ association in the UK and has many members worldwide.