Chef Michel Roth
His Debut In Cooking
Born in 1959 at Sarreguemines in Moselle (France), Michel Roth grew up around traditional dishes from Lorraine region, often shared around convivial family dinners. At a very young age, he already liked these moments when in the kitchen, he started to learn cooking with his mother and his grandmother. Seeing the passion of his young son, his father quickly felt he was meant to be a chef. At the age of 15 years old, Michel Roth decided to go ahead with a cooking apprenticeship. He started his training in some of the finest restaurants of the Alsace region and quickly gained valuable work experience until he won the title of « Meilleur Apprenti de France » in 1977
A Solid Experience
He continued to climb the ladder by working alongside the French Master Chef Charles Herman, then worked as the Second Commis-Chef at the renowned restaurant Ledoyen, before rejoining Guy Legay in 1981 at the illustrious restaurant L'Espadon, in the famous Palace on the Place Vendôme in Paris. 18 years later, he set out on a new adventure as Executive Chef at the René Lasserre restaurant. In 2001, he seized the opportunity to run the kitchens of the restaurant L'Espadon by being appointed Chef and then returned to the luxury Parisian Palace. This important decision will be a watershed in the chef's career as he will be awarded with 2 Michelin stars in 2009.