Celebrity chefs host local business leaders in Kelso

Locals enjoy the pleasure of the exclusive event, as they are wined and dined by celebrity chefs the Rouxs.
Locals enjoy the pleasure of the exclusive event, as they are wined and dined by celebrity chefs the Rouxs.
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Borders business leaders have been treated to a rare audience with celebrity super chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jnr at their Kelso restaurant.

As part of their visit to the area, the multi-Michelin-starred chefs hosted exclusive breakfast and lunchtime events for invited guests at the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course’s Chez Roux restaurant, which is approaching its first anniversary in the Borders.

Guests met the masters behind the UK’s first triple Michelin starred restaurant, Le Gavroche, while being treated to a selection of classic Roux dishes.

Albert Roux said: “From the day we arrived, we felt like the people of Kelso really opened their arms and welcomed us to this beautiful part of the world.

“We really enjoyed hosting the events and meeting once again all those familiar faces who have helped make out time here so enjoyable.”

A number of businesses, organisations and members of the community attended.

Kelso Councillor Simon Mountford said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Roux’s and experience the quality food they can provide.

“The Borders needs this type of establishment to showcase world-class local produce from outstanding chefs.”

Since launching Chez Roux in the region, Albert Roux has also adopted his first Borders school through his pioneering Chefs Adopt a School initiative, a national charity formed as part of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Service.

As part of the programme, Kelso’s Sprouston Primary School pupils will receive hands-on cooking experience with their super skilled mentors.

The Roux duo alongside luxury hotel company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) manage the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course in Kelso as well as a number of prestigious establishments across Scotland including Andy Murray’s Cromlix, Greywalls and Rocpool Reserve.