Alexis Pascal Gauthier is a highly acclaimed French chef and the proprietor of Gauthier Soho1Gauthier Soho. Webpage. Available: https://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/home.php. [Accessed 07 September 2023]., an esteemed restaurant located in the heart of London’s Soho district.
His culinary journey reached a pinnacle when he earned a prestigious Michelin star in 20112Michelin Guide. Profile: Gauthier Soho. Available: https://guide.michelin.com/gb/en/greater-london/london/restaurant/gauthier-soho. [Accessed 07 September 2023].. Prior to this, he had already garnered Michelin recognition during his tenure as the head chef at the renowned Roussillon restaurant in Pimlico, London, where he held a Michelin star until 2010.
In 2016, Gauthier underwent a transformative personal shift by adopting a vegan lifestyle. Fast forward to 2021, and he took a bold step by eliminating all animal products from his restaurant’s menus, aligning his culinary philosophy with his deep commitment to environmental responsibility3Gauthier Soho. Veganism. Available: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/veganism.php. [Accessed 07 September 2023]..
“I believe it is our duty as human beings to leave the planet in a better state than we found it, and a very good place to start is addressing the impact we make with our needless and selfish consumption of animals. I am a classically trained French chef who held Michelin stars for 12 years and the thought of someone like me being vegan would have been insane five or ten years ago. But now the world is waking up. This is the future.”4Alexis Gauthier. Webpage. Available: https://www.alexisgauthier.co.uk/. [Accessed 07 September 2023].