How much do we really know about Michel Roux Jr’s right hand woman?
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Friday 19 June 2009
The fact that Common People is spread across three CDs betrays its fault, which is to have expanded a scene that could be more cogently accommodated on a single disc into something that includes virtually every British pop act of the 1990s, regardless of aptness, worth or narrative shape.
Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Michel Roux, co-founder of Le Gavroche and the Waterside Inn Restaurants
Thursday 04 June 2009
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Saturday 27 December 2008
There's a new face at the helm of the two-Michelin-starred French restaurant Le Gavroche in London's Mayfair – and she's a woman. Rachel Humphrey, 30, formerly senior sous chef at the restaurant, was recently named head chef; the first woman to gain such a position in the restaurant's 42-year history. But she's much too clever – and honest – to be lured into idle speculation on the subject of whether the small number of female chefs in the UK is due to a lack of talent or a shortage of opportunity. "I'm not really sure why Britain's restaurant industry is male-dominated," she says, "but there are certainly more and more opportunities for women chefs these days. As far as I'm concerned, what's most important is to prove yourself in the kitchen, whatever your sex. The kitchen environment can be aggressive, but I learnt that the best way to be respected in the kitchen was to make sure that I never gave the guys any ammunition against me."
Saturday 27 December 2008
Monday 16 June 2008
Monday 28 April 2008
Standards of service in restaurants are slipping, according to a survey of diners who sit at some of the finest tables in the land.
Sunday 21 May 2006
Wednesday 17 August 2005
Sunday 26 December 1999
Sunday 05 September 1999
Saturday 20 March 1999
Saturday 06 March 1999
Sunday 20 December 1998
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