Armand Sablon, the 2007 Roux Scholar, will be part of the brigade at the new London restaurant of French chef Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex, Caterersearch has learnt.
Sablon said: "I've had six fantastic years working with Andre Garrett, first at Orrery and then at Windows, and I felt it was time to move on.
"I always wanted to work for a two-Michelin-starred chef in England and I always wanted to work in a top French kitchen. This way I get the best of both worlds without leaving London."
Ansanay-Alex, although relatively unknown in the UK, is highly regarded in France where he is chef-patron of the two-Michelin-starred Auberge de I'Ile on the I'Ile de Barbe, an island on the river Rhone in Lyons.
Sablon will be travelling to Lyon to work alongside Ansanay-Alex and familiarise himself with the latter's cuisine style prior to the London restaurant's opening.
By Joanna Wood
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