Roux at Skindles marks Alain’s second opening in 2018 but his only collaboration so far with his father. In June 2018, in collaboration with Forte Hotels, Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux launched at The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. A modern yet authentic French brasserie, the menu there matches French classics with the best of Scottish produce.
Alain began his career with an apprenticeship in pastry. He then spent seven years training in some of France’s most notable kitchens including Restaurant Pic in Valence and La Côte St Jacques in Joigny. In 1992, Alain joined his father’s Waterside Inn and having worked through the ranks, took over from his father to become Chef Patron in 2002.