An evening with Paul Heathcote MBE and Raymond Blanc OBE.

DÎner Des Protégés


This June, Raymond Blanc OBE is celebrating his 30 years at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons.

To celebrate this momentous achievement Monsieur Blanc is inviting some of his former Pupils back to Le Manoir.

Some of Raymond Blanc’s former students include; Paul Heathcote, Bruno Loubet, Marco Pierre White and Michael Caines to name but a few.


“For a teacher, there is no greater joy and pride than to see one’s students reach the peak of their chosen career and become one’s equal.” – Raymond Blanc, OBE*


Here’s what Paul has to say:

I joined the team at Le Manoir in 1986, replacing the then unknown Marco Pierre White, the kitchen was crammed full of talent, some of the chefs who have worked there are now legends! There are countless chefs who leave Le Manoir who progress in their careers and end up owning their own establishments, many with michelin stars.

Looking back, one of the highlights of my careers was the opportunity to work at Le Manoir.

The kitchen is very different now to what it was when I was there, much larger, holding 50 chefs and not 13 like when I was there, strangely they all look so young, a sign of age I guess?


When Raymond invited me to go and cook with him again on Wednesday June 24th I was delighted, I will be cooking 3 of my dishes and Raymond, 3 of his.

I still enjoy (although not as frequently as I would like) trips to Le Manoir, which in my humble opinion is one of, if not, the country’s finest establishments.

I would love to see some of our Preston customers join us in Oxfordshire for what will be a truly spectacular event.


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Paul Heathcote and Raymond Blanc.

Paul Heathcote and Raymond Blanc.

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