In 1984 Raymond created a hotel and restaurant in harmony when he opened Le Manoir aux Quait'Saison. Today, Belmond Le Manoir is the only country house hotel to have retained two
Michelin stars for over 35 years. It is also the home of the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery and the first ever Gardening School in a Michelin star hotel.
Raymond has nurtured some of the country’s most respected chefs including Michael Caines MBE, Marco Pierre White and Ollie Dabbous. More than 30 of his protégés have gone on to win Michelin stars for themselves.
Raymond was the founder of Brasserie Blanc, a group of 18 brasseries across England serving high-quality French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Raymond is a much-loved TV presenter and best-selling author. His latest book: “Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons” offers a personal tour of the legendary hotel and restaurant through the seasons, including 120 recipes.