Emily Roux to create menus for Wimbledon and Epsom Derby

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Emily Roux to create menus for Wimbledon and Epsom Derby

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Compass Group UK & Ireland is continuing its links with the Roux family by hiring Emily Roux to oversee the menus at this year’s Wimbledon championships and the Investec Derby at Epsom. 

Emily will be assisting her grandfather Albert Roux in designing and preparing menus at Wimbledon’s The Gatsby Club, and will join her father Michel at Epsom’s Chez Roux @ Blue Riband restaurant.

She has joined Keith Prowse – part of the sports and leisure division of Compass Group – after being hired as a consultant for Compass’s fine dining wing Restaurant Associates​ in September.

Emily said: “I’m thrilled to be headlining Keith Prowse’s entertainment offerings at two of the UK’s most iconic sporting occasions. Cooking alongside my family at both Wimbledon and The Derby for the first time is going to be a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to bring my contemporary style to both events.”

Emily began her career in 2010 at the Michelin-starred La Table du Lancaster in Paris before moving to Monaco to work in two of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants, La Trattoria and Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris.

She returned to Paris in 2012 for stints at Le 395 and Akrame, before moving back to London in August 2015 where she is collaborating with her father Michel at Le Gavroche.

The chef is also overseeing the menu development at the two new 'Albert and Michel Roux Jr' restaurants opening at Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle in Scotland this year.

Compass has maintained close ties to with the Roux family since it acquired Roux Fine Dining in 1993.

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