'It's a wonderful industry': Renowned chef Michel Roux Jr celebrates hospitality sector

ITV Channel's Jonathan Wills met Michel Roux Jr during his recent visit to Jersey

Renowned chef Michel Roux Jr has encouraged anyone considering a career in hospitality to "give it a go" during a visit to Jersey.

Mr Roux is the chef patron at London's two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche restaurant, which was founded by his father Albert Roux and uncle, Michel Roux Sr.

The celebrity chef, who is widely known for his TV appearances on MasterChef, is exploring the island ahead of the Eat Jersey food festival.

Michel Roux Jr has been trying out Jersey produce at a local farm

During a trip to a local farm, Mr Roux said the challenging last few years for the hospitality industry shouldn't put people off starting their own restaurant. He said:

"After the closure during the pandemic, we had to do a reassessment of the business, but it's good, we're open and thankfully very busy.

"It's been very tough for the hospitality industry, but we're getting back to some form of normality."

Mr Roux added: "It's a wonderful place to be, it's a great industry and there's a job for everyone.

"You can climb up that ladder very quickly, earn good money and make friends for life. We have a lot of fun in the hospitality industry."

He also revealed that his favourite Jersey food is black butter. The unique delicacy is made from apples, spices, liquorice and lemons.

Whilst trying a black butter-flavoured gelato, Mr Roux said "for me, that's Jersey in a tub."

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