The history of Michel
  • May 1960
  • Born in England, son of Albert Roux, who founded Le Gavroche in 1967 with his brother Michel
  • Sept. 1976 & July 1979
  • Gained an apprenticeship working in Paris under Maitre Patissier, Hellegouarche
  • August 1979 - Jan. 1980
  • Commis de Cuisine, Le Gavroche, London
  • Jan. 1980 - Jan. 1982
  • Trained as Commis de Cuisine under Alain Chapel, at Mionnay, Lyon (probably the most predominant influence on his work)
  • Feb. 1982 - March 1983
  • Commis de Cuisine, Elysée Palace, serving under both Giscard d'Estaing and François Mitterrand
  • March - April 1983
  • Boucherie Lamartine in Paris
  • April - July 1983
  • Charcuterie Mothu
  • August 1983
  • Finlay Robertson Chartered Accountants, London
  • Sept. 1983 - Jan. 1984
  • Sous Chef, Gavvers Restaurant, London
  • Jan. 1984 - August 1984
  • Commis de Cuisine, Tante Claire, London
  • Oct. - Dec. 1984
  • Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Jan. - April 1985
  • Waterside Inn, Bray
  • May 1985 - June 1990
  • Chef, Roux Restaurants, London (incorporating: Roux Patisserie, Roux Lamartine, Le Poulbot Brasserie, Le Gamin, as well as outside and contract catering)
  • 1991 - date
  • Chef de Cuisine, Le Gavroche, London
  • 1996 - date
  • Keen London Marathon runner in support of the children's charity VICTA
  • 2004 - date
  • Professional guest/judge on BBC2's Masterchef
  • 2006 - date
  • Consultant to the City's most regarded fine dining caterer, Restaurant Associates
  • 2008
  • Member of the Wine Committee to The Royal Household
  • 2008 - date
  • Presenter Masterchef: The Professionals
  • 2010
  • Opens Roux at Parliament Square with Restaurant Associates, and Roux at The Landau at The Langham Hotel with father Albert
  • 2011
  • Presenter on BBC's 'Service' and 'Great British Food Revival', launches range of Global knives, and launches GreenPan range of saucepans with The Cookware Company
  • 2012
  • Presenter on 'The First Master Chef: Michel Roux Jr on Escoffier', and featured in 'The Roux Legacy' on the Good Food channel
  • 2013
  • Presenter BBC's 'Food and Drink' and 'The Chef's Protégé'
  • November 2013
  • New book 'The French Kitchen' was published - 'In the French Kitchen, there is a wonderful respect for food; it is something to be savoured and enjoyed. Michel Roux Jr's stunning cookbook embraces the culinary alchemy of French food'