Samsung today announced that Michelin-starred chef and Masterchef judge and presenter Michel Roux Jr is to become the eighth member of its esteemed Club des Chefs.
Since its launch in June 2013, Samsung Club des Chefs has partnered with visionary chefs from around the world, using their expertise and insight to develop the next generation of luxury kitchen products all with the aim of helping people feel more confident when cooking at home.
In Ireland, Samsung works with renowned Michelin star chef Derry Clarke to promote the Samsung Chef Collection which includes a bespoke kitchen created by Samsung at L’Ecrivain.
This spring, the Club des Chefs will be taking its innovation to the next level with the launch of an app for the recently announced Family Hub connected fridge. This exclusive app will feature recipes, cooking advice and hands-on appliance demos from the chefs themselves, bringing world class cookery into people’s kitchens.
With a string of acclaimed restaurants to his name, including central London hotspot Le Gavroche and Roux, Michel’s entry into the Samsung Club des Chefs sees him join fellow food visionaries including Elena Arzak, fourth generation owner of the three Michelin-star Arzak; Daniel Boulud, one of the most revered Frenchs chefs in New York; and French three-star Michelin chef, Michel Troisgros.
“I think the premise of the Samsung Club des Chefs developing technology to help people increasingly experiment in their own kitchen, is really exciting. The Family Hub is a wonderful example of bringing people together in the heart of the home – the kitchen. I’m delighted to be joining my peers and friends to share our expertise and passion, partnered with Samsung’s innovation, to help people master their own cooking at home,” said Michel Roux Jr.
“By working with some of the world’s finest culinary talent we have been able to capture the essence of professional cooking and make it readily available via the Club des Chefs app, coming to the Family Hub fridge in 2016. We are extremely privileged to welcome Michel Roux Jr to our club. The expertise and insight he has garnered over 40 years of experience, makes him the ideal addition to the Club,” added Dan Harvie, European Director Home Appliances, Samsung.