Jean Michel Gauffre, left his home region in the south of France over 20 years ago and moved to Scotland where he lives today with his Scottish born wife, Karen, and two sons. Over the years he has built up a superb reputation in the culinary world and received recognition for his skills including certificates, plaudits and request appearances.
Master Craftsman: Food and Cookery Association Master Chef : World Master Chef Society Diploma in Culinary Excellence from WMCS Member of the Academy of Culinary Art International Cookery Competition Judge
Latterly he worked as executive chef for the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh before taking on the role of food and beverage director for a number of luxury hotels. Fortunately for the inhabitants of Edinburgh summer 2001 saw him return to the stove to realise his personal ambition and open his first restaurant La Garrigue specialising in the food of his beloved home region, Languedoc.