Michel Roux, a 3-star Michelin chef, has been identified as the "Godfather of the culinary revolution that has taken place in Britain over the past two decades" (The Guardian). Born in France to a family of cooks, Roux felt compelled to bring the culinary splendor of his home country to Britain. Together with his brother Albert, Michel Roux co-founded London's La Gavroche in 1967, the first restaurant in Britain to be awarded three Michelin stars, and The Waterside Inn in 1972, which boasts three stars and has been twice voted one of the world's 50 best restaurants. Nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in 2004. Martha Stewart on "The Martha Stewart Show" said he was "One of the most highly acclaimed chefs in the world."