Celebrity chefs have fast become part of our proud British culture. It is truly uncanny how many of them have worked together and trained the same protégés. So, who has trained who? And who has been taught all they know from the very best? Online restaurant service, ResDiary, reveals all with this interactive piece.

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 10.43.36Chefs sharing their impeccable knowledge of flavour combinations, techniques, and the overall art of cooking is something that has proven crucial to many of the Michelin starred restaurants we see today in the UK. The culinary industry has been moulding it’s own; gifting valuable skills on to the next generation of Michelin star rated chefs.

The founding fathers of French cuisine –  the Roux brothers – are the culinary pioneers behind Le Gavroche in London and Waterside Inn in Berkshire, and they have trained numerous celebrity chefs in the hospitality industry. Everyone from Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White to Marcus Wareing, Pierre Koffmann and Bryn Williams have trained under the almighty duo.  

Albert Roux, who has 3 Michelin stars himself, is responsible for teaching almost half (48.15 per cent) of ResDiary’s celebrity chef wheel. He has mentored 13 protégés, including his nephew Michel Roux Jnr, who have each obtained their own Michelin stars; amounting to a grand total of 35.

His brother, Michel Roux Snr, is not far behind with an equally staggering 12 protégés under his belt. Gordon Ramsay and Pierre Koffmann both have 5 protégés each. But, who has the most Michelin stars?

Top three Michelin Star ratings:

  1. Joel Robuchon = 28 Michelin stars
  2. Gordon Ramsay = 16 Michelin stars
  3. Heston Blumenthal = 6 Michelin stars
  4. Gary Rhodes = 6 Michelin stars

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 10.43.22Joel Robuchon is king of the Michelin star stakes. There are 94 Michelin stars on the wheel and he claims 28 of them – that’s nearly one third! He has also taught Gordon Ramsay and Tom Aikens.

He’s crafted a reputation of being the most ‘potty mouth’ chef in the public eye, nonetheless, Gordon Ramsay is still a national treasure. The ResDiary interactive content shows that Gordon Ramsay was trained by a multitude of renowned chefs including; the Roux Brothers, Joel Robuchon, Marco Pierre White, Pierre Koffmann and Guy Savoy, who have all influenced Ramsay’s skill set that has won him a grand 16 Michelin stars. With all the inside culinary knowledge it seems only fair Gordon would pass on some of what he knows. The top celebrity chef has 5 protégés: Sat Bains, Marcus Wareing, Alan Murchison, Paul Ainsworth and Angela Hartnett.

As it turns out – it’s a very interconnected culinary world!

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