Well-known chef and television personality, Gordon Ramsay led a tribute to Chef Albert Roux, who passed away on January 4, 2021 at the age of 85. The ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ judge took to Instagram as soon as the news regarding the French chef’s passing spread, and shared a pair of posts devoted to Roux.
In his first post, Ramsay wrote that he is so sad the hear about the passing of the “legend” and described him as a man “who installed Gastronomy in Britain.” Ramsay continued:
“We’ve shared the same office for the last decade and walking up those stairs today is going to be really difficult, thank you Albert for everything you gave me, God Bless you Chef ❤️”
Then the reality television personality shared a TBT photo of himself with Roux, taken almost 33 years ago, and thanked him for all the thing he taught:
“This was Chef Albert & #thierrybusset and myself in France as a couple of young guns 22yr olds, working our arses off for one of the most amazing Mentors I’ve ever worked with.”
Ramsay, who worked with Albert Roux at Hotel Diva in France for a year, continued his tribute as follows:
“He was hard, fair, passionate and incredibly understanding of what you could achieve if you listen! He told me straight, and trust me I listened! Thank you Chef ♥️
Roux, the founder of Britain’s first Michelin-starred restaurant, passed away of a lengthy illness, according to the news delivered by his family. They also added:
“Albert is credited, along with his late brother Michel Roux, with starting London’s culinary revolution with the opening of Le Gavroche in 1967.”
See below to view Ramsay’s mentioned Instagram post.