Albert Roux OBE
8 October 1935 – 4 January 2021
In this month’s news item I would like to write a tribute to Albert Roux. The words that come to mind when I think of Albert Roux or indeed the Roux Brothers are inspirational, mentor, training, endurance, perfection and opportunity.
As many of you know, I was fortunate enough to work with the Roux Brother for some years in the early 80s. During this time I worked at several of their operations including Roux Patisserie, Boucherie Lamartine, and Le Gavroche. I can honestly say that it was the hardest I have ever worked either before or since. Albert Roux expected perfection every day.
However, this tremendous opportunity to be trained and mentored by such an inspirational chef changed the way I cook for ever. Thank you Albert for believing in me.