Raymond Blanc OBE
Raymond Blanc is one of the world's most respected chefs, totally self-taught. He is the owner and chef at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, where magnificent surroundings are combined with gastronomic excellence. It is the only UK country house hotel to have retained two Michelin stars for the past 30 years.
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His story begins in Besançon, where Raymond was born. He was inspired by the local terroir, and most of all by his mother. In 1977, Raymond opened his first restaurant, Les Quat'Saisons in Summertown, Oxford which was an overnight success, winning Egon Ronay Restaurant of the Year. Raymond has always felt compelled to share his culinary knowledge and, in 1991, he established The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. In 1996, he opened his first Le Petit Blanc brasserie. More brasseries followed. In 2006 the group was re-launched as Brasserie Blanc and there are now some 20 restaurants across England. A regular celebrity guest on television, his television series with the BBC and Kew Gardens Kew on a Plate was broadcast in 2015 and his BBC2 television series have included The Very Hungry Frenchman, Kitchen Secrets and How to Cook Well. He is also a bestselling author.
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Raymond Blanc talks in depth about his experiences as one of the world's top chefs and offers audiences wonderful insights into the reasons behind his incredible success. He shares his culinary knowledge, creative skills, kitchen secrets and some funny stories.
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