Team & Suppliers
Michel Roux Jr
Michel Roux Jr took over the helm at the world famous Michelin starred Le Gavroche in 1991. Since then, Michel has won numerous awards for his cuisine and has continued to set the standard for classical French fine dining in London. Prior to Le Gavroche, Michel honed his skills working for master chefs in Paris, Lyon, Hong Kong and London, spending two years with Alain Chapel and cooking at the Elysée Palace for President Mitterand. Michel has been a judge on the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals. Michel was appointed as a consultant to Restaurant Associates in 2006.
Steve Groves – Head chef
Steve grew up in Brightlingsea, Essex, and attended the Colchester Institute where he took a course in Professional Craft Catering. Steve’s career as a chef has since included positions at The Inn at Perry Cabin in the United States and the Michelin-starred Launceston Place. In addition, Steve has cooked on some impressive stages on the London scene including Le Gavroche, Buckingham Palace, The Ledbury, The Greenhouse and Noma in Copenhagen, and joined the Roux at Parliament Square kitchen team in 2010, taking on the role of Head Chef in January 2013.
Steve’s finest moment came in 2009 when he was crowned MasterChef: The Professionals Winner. Steve has recently appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen along with James Martin. He has also demonstrated at the 2014 Foodies Festival, and the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace.