The very sad news of the passing Roger Vergé has just reached us. He was 85 years old and passed away on Friday 6th June 2015.
Vergé was known as one of France’s greatest chefs, especially for his updating of Classic French Mediterranean Cooking which became known as Cuisine of the Sun.
Vergé was born in Commentry (Allier) in 1930, and gets his first taste of serious cuisine with his aunt Celestine. He then commenced working in his hometown at Alexis Chanier at Le Bourbonnais.
He then worked in larger establishments, La Tour d’Argent, and at the Plaza Athénée in Paris. Then he joined Le Club de Cavalière, Var, a restaurant with two Michelin stars. He also gained culinary experience even further afield in Morocco, Algeria and Kenya.