Culinary Congress 2018 - Introducing Pierre Koffmann, Guest Chef

A chef who needs little introduction, Pierre Koffmann is a world-renowned French chef, one of just a few to have been awarded three Michelin stars, and will be speaking at our Culinary Congress in June.

Pierre Koffmann will be talking us through, as well as demonstrating, some of his classic dishes and giving an insight into the great classic French cuisine and how it's being modernised for todays culinary landscape.

Koffmann started off his culinary career in France before moving to the UK in 1970 to work with Michel and Albert Roux at Le Gavroche in Mayfair, London. A move with the Roux brothers followed, heading to Waterside Inn, Bray, where he was made the first head chef of the now famous restaurant. He forged his own path proper in 1977 when he opened his first restaurant, La Tante Claire, in Chelsea. This restaurant went on to gain its third Michelin star just six years after opening.

He went on to open Koffmann's at The Berkeley hotel in 2010, focusing on food from his childhood, before this finally closed at the end of 2016.

Pierre Koffmann is one of the many great speakers and names that will be running demonstrations at our Culinary Congress 2018, running over 5th and 6th June at Hawker House, Canada Street, London. The congress is a two-day exploration of trendsetting cuisines and culinary innovation, brought to life by the world's best chefs, mixologists and innovators with a trend narrative from thefoodpeople – a first for the UK. Find out here.