Who is Emily Roux? How old is she and where does she work?

Emily Roux will appear on MasterChef Thursday (April 8th, 2021), but who is she and where does she work?

The young chef helps assess the last four amateurs trying to impress with their cooking skills.

But what’s their story? And how old is she now?

Everything you need to know is here.


Emily Roux, Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jr. at the Chez Roux Restaurant (Image Credit: Jonathan Stewart for the Jockey / Shutterstock)

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Who is Emily Roux?

Emily Roux comes from the King of the Cook!

She is the daughter of the famous chef Michel Roux Jr. and his wife Giselle, who has been in the restaurant business for many years and is currently a secretary at Le Gavroche.

Emily followed in the footsteps of her father and late grandfather and trained as a cook.

Emily’s grandfather was Executive Chef Albert Roux, co-founder of the three Michelin-starred The Waterside Inn in Bray.

Unfortunately, he died in January at the age of 85.

How old is she?

Emily was born in 1991 and is currently 30 years old.

Emily knew she wanted to follow in her family’s footsteps from a young age.

She grew up in the kitchen of her father’s two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche, where she often sat in the corner and volunteered to peel potatoes or carrots for hours.

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Where does Emily Roux work?

Although Emily shows up next to her father in his acclaimed Le Gavroche restaurant in the latest episode of MasterChef, she doesn’t work there.

Emily runs her first restaurant and advocates not trading in her name.

The Caractère in Notting Hill opened in early 2019 and quickly gained a loyal following among locals.

She says: “Caractère is very different from Le Gavroche.

“My father’s restaurant is very luxurious. It’s an experience.

“We wanted to create something friendlier, more reserved and more neighborly, where people can feel comfortable and laugh with the waiters.

“We want a family atmosphere, but still very good food – not just a place for special occasions.”

Is Emily Roux Married?

Emily is married to Diego Ferrari.

She met Diego while working at Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV restaurant in Monaco.

They lived in Paris and then came to London, where Diego Le Gavroche’s ovens worked as a chef under the watchful eyes of his future father-in-law.

Emily and husband Diego are co-owners and partners of the Caractère restaurant that they set up together.

Last year they welcomed their first child, a boy.

Emily Roux and husband Diego
Emily Roux and husband Diego run a restaurant together (Image credit: YouTube / Staff Canteen)

MasterChef Series 17, Episode 17

The last four amateur chefs interpret a classic dish of their choice before the best three face a challenge in Michel Roux Jr.’s renowned Le Gavroche restaurant.

As usual, MasterChef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace rate participants’ skills to assess whether they can be worthy finalists.

Monica Galetti, Steve Groves and Michel’s daughter Emily Roux support her in this.

MasterChef will continue on BBC One on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 9 p.m.

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