in coversation with Jacinta Dalton [ Tuesday: 11.45am ]
Pierre Koffmann (@pierrekoffmann) began his career in France and has since been at the heart of fine cuisine in Britain for almost 5 decades. After working as a chef in Strasbourg and Toulon, Koffmann arrived in London in 1970 to work under Michel and Albert Roux at Le Gavroche. In 1972 he was made the first head chef of the Roux brothers’ new venture, the Waterside Inn at Bray. When Pierre and his late wife Annie opened La Tante Claire in 1977, it was the start of a residency at the top of the London culinary world that would span four decades. Within six years La Tante Claire had its third Michelin star.
Koffmann’s various protégés have over twenty Michelin stars in their own right. After a short-lived retirement, Pierre Koffmann returned to the kitchen at Koffmann’s at The Berkeley, with a more relaxed, informal style and classic provincial French cooking.