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Thu 24/11/2016
Shipbourne
Christmas at Shipbourne Farmers MarketMORE

Sat 03/12/2016
Rochester
Dickensian Christmas weekendMORE

Sat 03/12/2016
Penshurst
Christmas Farmers' MarketMORE

Sat 10/12/2016
Rochester
Christmas MarketMORE

Sat 10/12/2016
Tunbridge Wells (Town Hall)
CHRISTMAS MARKETMORE

Sun 11/12/2016
Thanet
Christmas MarketMORE

Thu 15/12/2016
Bridge
Candlelit Christmas MarketMORE

Sun 18/12/2016
Cliftonville
Clifonville Christmas marketMORE

Tue 20/12/2016
Capel-le-Ferne
Capel Christmas MarketMORE

Thu 22/12/2016
Ashford
EVENING CHRISTMAS MARKETMORE

Thu 22/12/2016
Penshurst
Christmas Order CollectionMORE

Thu 22/12/2016
Tunbridge Wells (Town Hall)
CHRISTMAS SPECIALMORE

Sat 24/12/2016
Wye
CHRISTMAS MARKETMORE

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Our Patron

Michel Roux Jr

As a leading exponents of high quality food, Kent Farmers' Market Association is delighted to have Michel Roux Jr as our Patron. It is all the more apt as he is a local boy – being born in Pembury Hospital in 1960. He spent his early years in Shipbourne where his father, Albert Roux, worked as a private chef for the Cazalet family, owners of the Fairlawne Estate. His earliest food memories are the smells of the Fairlawne kitchen – pastry, sugar caramelizing and stews – where he played under the table while his father and mother Monique prepared the meals.
 
After deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps, he left school at 16 for the first of several challenging apprenticeships at Maître Patissier, Hellegouarche in Paris from 1976 to 1979. He was then Commis de Cuisine at Alain Chapel’s signature restaurant at Mionay near Lyon, Michel’s biggest influence. His military service was spent in the kitchens at the Elysée Palace at the time of Presidents Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand. He also spent time at Boucherie Lamartine and Charcuterie Mothu in Paris, and the Gavvers Restaurant in London.
 
After a stint at the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong he returned to London and worked at La Tante Claire before joining the family business. He took over running Le Gavroche in 1991, gradually changing the style of cooking to his own – classic French with a lighter, modern twist.
 
Michel opened Roux at Parliament Square in May 2010 with Restaurant Associates, part of the Compass Group UK and Ireland. And in November 2010, he opened Roux at The Landau at London’s prestigious luxury hotel, The Langham.
 
Michel has been a judge and presenter on the BBC’s popular prime time show, MasterChef: The Professionals, and was a presenter on all three series of ‘Great British Food Revival.’ Michel also recently fronted the highly anticipated return of BBC2’s ‘Food and Drink,’ and presented a documentary on Escoffier, whose revolutionary approach to fine cuisine has inspired Michel and many others.
 
He is involved with the Roux Experience courses at the ‘Cactus Kitchens’ cookery school, with the Executive producer of Saturday Kitchen, Amanda Ross. Cactus Kitchens offers people the opportunity to learn to cook within small intimate groups from some of the UK’s finest chefs, on site above the Saturday Kitchen studios.
 
Michel is a keen sportsman and he ran his nineteenth marathon in 2013, to raise funds for VICTA a charity supporting visually impaired children. He is also an honorary member of the Harlequins rugby club.

Also visit:
http://www.michelroux.co.uk/index.html
http://www.le-gavroche.co.uk/
http://rouxatparliamentsquare.co.uk/
http://rouxatthelandau.com/