Keith Prowse, the UK’s leading corporate hospitality provider, has announced that Emily Roux, daughter of Michel Roux Jr and granddaughter to Albert Roux OBE, will join the family dynasty for the first time at the Investec Derby and The Championships at Wimbledon.
Setting out to make her own mark in the culinary world, Emily will be assisting grandfather Albert in designing and preparing menus at Wimbledon’s awarding-winning venue, The Gatsby Club, as well as assisting her father Michel at Epsom’s eponymous ‘Chez Roux @ Blue Riband’.
Emily will be bringing her own flair to both venues, drawing on her experiences of working in some of the world’s finest kitchens. She launched her career in 2010, working at the Michelin-starred La Table du Lancaster in Paris before moving to Monaco to work in two of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants, La Trattoria and Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris.
Emily returned to Paris in 2012 and, following stints as a Demi-chef de partie at Le 395 and as a Junior Sous-Chef at Akrame, moved back to London in August 2015, where she is collaborating with her father Michel at Le Gavroche.
Emily Roux comments: “I’m thrilled to be headlining Keith Prowse’s entertainment offerings at two of the UK’s most iconic sporting occasions. Cooking alongside my family at both Wimbledon and The Derby for the first time is going to be a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to bring my contemporary style to both events.”
Andy Vinsen, chief operating officer at Keith Prowse, adds: “We’re delighted that Emily will be joining us for both the Investec Derby and Wimbledon. The combination of exceptional hospitality facilities, coupled with the legendary skills of the Roux family, will result in a fantastic culinary experience for our guests.”
Keith Prowse has more than two centuries of experience in the business of hospitality and is the official supplier to world leading tennis, cricket and horseracing events and is part of Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland.