After five and a half years of service, my time at Roux at Parliament Square has come to an end.
it has been an amazing time of my life, not only as a Chef but a person also.
I started Roux in July 2013 as a commis chef and quite quickly jumped through the ranks, Demi-CDP to CD to junior sous chef to finally senior sous. This was a role for me that felt the most comfortable, I believe it allowed me to show my personality as a leader and also my creativity as a chef. To get to this Role at 24 I was really happy with.
My last day was quite emotional, it had finally sunk in that I wasn’t going to return to my comfort zone in 2019, instead, I am moving to Oslo to work at Maaemo, a 3 Michelin starred restaurant.
2018 for me has been quite a whirlwind post-MasterChef (2017)
I was lucky enough to be involved with a great bunch of lads from the show where we did various pop-ups at each other’s restaurants. alongside this, I was also organising fundraising dinners, as I was running the London marathon in April. training for the marathon wasn’t as plain sailing as I first thought when I signed up.
I picked up ITBS meaning running was off the cards for a couple of months. when the training resumed it meant finishing work at midnight, getting the trainers on and getting out there.
while juggling Work, training, pop-ups, fundraising I was also asked to be my brothers Best man at his wedding. such an honour for me, but that came with a lot of planning, stag do, suit fittings and of course a speech.
By May all of the above was over and normality was resumed meaning I had some time to myself. I then planned an internship during my summer holidays, this is when I went to Maaemo for the first time and decided if possible i would like to work there full time.
such a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best in the world.
2019, a year to focus on my career, myself and my running