Raymond Blanc Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info raymond blanc :

NameRaymond Blanc
Date of Birth19 November 1949
Age (2024)75 Years
Height6ft 3in
ProfessionFrench Chef
Current restaurantLe Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons 
SpouseJenny Blanc (m. 1976–1985)
Natalia Traxel
ChildrensOliviesr Blanc, Sebastien Blanc
Net Worth9-10 Million Dollars

Who is raymond blanc ?

Raymond Blanc OBE, a luminary in the culinary world, embodies the epitome of French gastronomy. Born on November 19, 1949, near Besançon, France, Blanc’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most celebrated chefs in the world is nothing short of remarkable. With a fervent passion for cooking instilled in him from a young age by his family, particularly his father and Maman Blanc, Raymond Blanc’s culinary odyssey commenced.

raymond blanc
raymond blanc

Blanc’s culinary education was unconventional; he is entirely self-taught. However, his innate talent and unwavering dedication propelled him to great heights. His early career experiences, including a stint at the Michelin-starred Le Palais de la Bière in Besançon, set the stage for his future endeavors. It was in England, where Blanc’s culinary prowess truly flourished.

In 1972, Blanc’s journey led him to England, where he ventured into uncharted territory, armed with little more than his passion for cooking and a basic knowledge of English. His initial challenges were formidable, but Blanc’s determination saw him through. He found himself at The Rose Revived in Oxfordshire, where he not only honed his culinary skills but also found love, marrying the owner’s daughter, Jenny.

Facts about raymond blanc :

  • Raymond Blanc was born in 1949 near Besançon, France.
  • He is a completely self-taught French chef.
  • Despite not having formal training, he has received both an OBE from Britain and the equivalent of a knighthood from France.
  • He grew up in Saône, a village in eastern France.
  • While his sisters learned to cook from their mother, Blanc was taught to work in the garden by his father.
  • At the age of 10, he received a colander and a foraging map as a birthday gift.
raymond blanc
raymond blanc
  • He began his career training as a waiter at a Michelin-starred restaurant in France.
  • He was fired from his first kitchen job for offering advice to the head chef.
  • Blanc speaks English, but not fluently when he first arrived in England.
  • He met his wife Jenny, who is the daughter of a restaurant owner, in England.
  • Blanc’s first restaurant in England, Les Quat’ Saisons, was a success and earned a Michelin star.
  • He opened La Maison Blanc, a chain of bakeries and patisseries, in 1981. (The chain is now closed)
  • In 1983, he purchased a manor house and opened Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, a two Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • He opened Le Petit Blanc, the first of a chain of Brasserie Blanc restaurants, in 1996.
  • Blanc suffered two mini-strokes at the young age of 42.
  • He has become a champion for sustainable restaurants and is the president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
  • Blanc has also served as the Culinary Director for Eurostar.
  • He has appeared on numerous British television shows throughout his career.
  • Blanc has trained or employed many other successful chefs, including Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White.
  • He presented a television series called “Kew on a Plate” in 2014.

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