Chef Michel Bru, has over twenty years culinary experience gained in some of the most beautiful and interesting restaurants in France, England and Scotland. His food has been described as « exquisite » and « magical ». He is also a business man who has run successfully his own private chef company in the United Kingdom. He also recently started his company in Taiwan named “MICHEL BRU”. Therefore he currently runs his first shop in the East-District of Taichung. He mostly sells French traditional food in both online and in his shop. From March, he will also run his first restaurant on Jingcheng Road. On another hand, Chef Michel Bru also offer private cooking classes, but also some expertise for hotels to help them to improve their costing and food standards.
In France, he has worked in both the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel Le Bristol in Paris – both of which hold 2 Michelin Stars. But also as a “chef de partie” in the – one Michelin star – Castel Novel of Varetz or as Pastry Chef in the –one Michelin star- Manoir de la Chataigneraie in Carquefou.
His UK experience includes the award-winning Alexander House in Sussex, as well as the unique 5 star Balfour Castle in Scotland.
After his time at the Balfour Castle, cooking for the most discerning customers, Chef Michel Bru formed his own business as a private chef. Business which was very quickly successful. Michel thrives on the challenge of cooking in many different environments for many different people. His attention to detail remains “second to none” regardless of the circumstances.
Whilst Michel is a true French chef, he firmly believes that homemade and local food is the best. Nothing can replace its quality. Michel hopes everyone gets a chance to experience the difference between a restaurant meal and one made personally for them in their own home.
With 20 years’ experience, Michel has offered his discrete and professional service to many, royalties or millionaires but perhaps the most important person he has cooked for was Prince Albert of Monaco.
Even though, he also cooked for many famous people like Gregg Wallace, Alain-Dominique Perrin, Stella McCartney, Francoise de Panafieu, Franck Leboeuf etc …
However, when cooking for himself, his favorite meal is a traditional hearty Beef bourguignon !
In early 2017, Chef Michel Bru has accepted a new challenge and decided to relocate in Taiwan.
Then between October and December 2018, he has decided to accept the challenge of taking over the kitchen of the well-known French restaurant: Gulu’s House in Taichung, which have been running since 2007. But, since January 2019, he is now running his own business, for which he has ambition and is currently looking for investors to develop and spread his concept over Taiwan..
All of his life is around one main word: “Passion”
Chef Michel Bru knows that food simply tastes different when the finest produce is put in the hands of the most creative, talented and experienced chefs. He also knows that food prepared, presented and shared in a certain way has the power to put smiles on people’s faces, help bond friendships and enhance new and old relationships.
Chef Michel Bru has been awarded with different professional certificates : C.A.P Cuisine, C.A.P Patissier-Chocolatier-Glacier-Confiseur and B.E.P Hotellerie-Restauration.
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Chef Michel Bru choosing a piece of meat