Michel Roux Jr. Vows to Repay Kitchen Staff Who Were Stiffed on Wages
Le Gavroche cooks were paid less than minimum wage to prepare £212-a-head tasting menus
After being publicly shamed for paying staff less than minimum wage, the acclaimed chef behind one of London’s top fine-dining restaurants has vowed to make employees whole.
After the Guardian revealed that Michel Roux Jr. was paying kitchen staff at his two-Michelin-star restaurant Le Gavroche as little as $7 per hour across 15-hour work days, the chef emerged last week to apologize, saying he takes responsibility but that “in no way was it done intentionally.”
Le Gavroche, which is located in the high-dollar Mayfair district, serves