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Wer ist Pierre Koffmann von MasterChef?

PIERRE Koffmann has over 50 years of experience in the food industry.

He is one of a few chefs in the UK that have been awarded the coveted three Michelin stars for his restaurant La Tante Claire in London.

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Who is Pierre Koffmann?

Pierre Koffmann is a 73-year-old French professional chef.

He was born in Tarbes, Frankreich, Im August 21, 1948.

He learnt to cook while he was visiting his grandparents in Saint-Puy during the school holidays.

Koffmann reminisced about this period in an interview with Der Wächter im 2010: “The produce was mostly from the farm. The steak was rare; we ate a lot of poultry. My grandmother did own a cooker, but most of her work was done over an open fire.

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Im 1963 he left school and decided to attend cookery school for the next three years.

He then moved to England in the early 1970s at 22-years-old.

He took on a position at Michel and Albert Roux’s Le Gavroche in London.

Im 1972, he was made the first head chef of the new restaurant Waterside Inn at Bray, Berkshire, where he met his future wife Annie who was the restaurant’s manager.

He then went on to open his own restaurant which was the platform for making him the well-known chef he is today.

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Did Pierre Koffmann work with Gordon Ramsay?

During his time at La Tante Claire, Koffmann worked and trained with several well-known chefs, einschließlich Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing und Tom Kitchin.

His protégés have amassed more than 20 Michelin stars between them.

Tom Kitchin told The Guardian of his respect for the chef: “The skill of the man is incredible. He can extract flavour from anything.

Which restaurants has Pierre Koffmann owned?

Im 1977 Koffmann opened his own restaurant, La Tante Claire, in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.

Within six years it had been awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars.

Im 1998, following the death of his wife Annie, La Tante Claire moved to The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge where it stayed until he retired in 2003.

jedoch, im 2009, he was back to run a pop-up La Tante Claire on the roof at Selfridges and a one-week agreement quickly turned into two months.

Dann in 2010, he returned to The Berkeley Hotel to open Koffmann’s with his new partner and now wife, Claire Harrison.

Speaking of his return to the kitchen at the time, Koffmann said: ‘I still do it at 65 for only one reason – because I enjoy it. I might be a bit mad, but I enjoy it.

Im Dezember 31, 2016, Koffmann’s at The Berkeley closed.

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The hotel said at the time: “Koffmann’s will close at the end of December. Pierre has been part of The Berkeley family for many years.

While of course we are sad to lose the restaurant we are already discussing other plans together for the future.”