Words: Clare Finney
Portrait: Paul Judd
Saturday Kitchen. Masterchef. Hell’s Kitchen. Add in two Michelin stars, six books and the genetic blueprint of Albert Roux, and you have the definitive celebrity chef. Walking through the murmuring, tinkling Palm Court at The Langham, London, Michel Roux Jnr stops to wish a guest happy birthday, and she turns pink with delight, his well wishes clearly the cherry on top of the candlelit birthday financier.