Michelin-star chef to lead digital cooking class for Standard Bank guests

A masterclass with one of the world’s top chefs will take place later this week, courtesy of Standard Bank.

 It has teamed up with two Michelin-starred and celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr to stage a digital cooking class in which invited guests can participate from the comfort of their own kitchen.

 Roux Jr, who is among a panel of high-profile judges for this year’s Great British Food Awards, will take clients through the step-by-step process of cooking a meal which can be enjoyed with family before sharing his best tips and practices.

 There will then be a chance to ask questions to the former Masterchef: The Professionals judge who has been at the helm of top London restaurant Le Gavroche since the early 1990s.

 Standard Bank has invited a number of clients to the digital event on Thursday, July 2 which it will host on its digital platform.

 The menu will include grilled tiger prawns with cucumber salad, as well as what is considered a Roux masterpiece, Souffle a la rhubarbe.

 Standard Bank Offshore Group has operated in the Isle of Man for more than 25 years and the bank continues to expand its operations in the island.

 Will Thorp, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Offshore Group, who will welcome up to 100 guests, said: ‘We are really looking forward to such an exciting event. All attendees have been delivered hampers which include all of the ingredients, a signed cookbook, branded chopping board and wine which has been paired with the dishes.

 ‘Hosting client events is an important part of businesses, however the coronavirus pandemic halted our traditional style events. This is the first of our new online digital events which will see clients from across the world connect for a fun culinary evening, with more in the pipeline. The chance to hear from and see such an esteemed chef at work in his kitchen will be a treat!

 ‘The name Roux is synonymous with the qualities of French haute cuisine and we feel sure guests will appreciate the change to engage in the Q&A session too.’

With La Gavroche closed over the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Michel has taken over his restaurant kitchen to host exclusive online courses.