Pierre Koffmann is a French-born chef working in the United Kingdom. His professional career began in 1970, when he moved to the United Kingdom to work at La Gavroche under the tutelage of Michel and Albert Roux. In 1977, Koffmann opened his first restaurant, La Tante Claire. The restaurant was an international sensation, and was awarded its third Michelin star in 1983, only six years after it opened. Koffmann decided to close the restaurant in 2003 after the death of his wife. Absent from the professional cooking world for half a decade, Koffmann’s passion for cooking was reignited after opening a pop-up restaurant at the London Food Festival in 2009. He opened a new restaurant, Koffman’s at The Berkley hotel in 2010. His cookbook, La Tante Claire: Recipes from a Master Chef, preserves the legacy of his world acclaimed restaurant, while his influential memoir Memories of Gascony contains recipes and reminiscences from his childhood in rural Gascony.