'Vegan Cooking Is Obviously The Future' Says Michelin Starred French Chef

Alexis Gauthier, who is the chef-patron of top eatery Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of foie gras in his restaurant. Now he has ditched animal products - and is convincing other chefs to do the same
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Vegan cooking is the 'obviously' the future of cuisine, according to a top French chef.

Alexis Gauthier, the chef-patron of Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of animal 'delicacies' including foie gras at his restaurant. But following protests by animal rights charity PETA in 2015, he went vegan.

Now he believes plant-based food is the future - making these comments at an awards event held by PETA yesterday in London, awarding vegan businesses.

Vegan food is the future

"As a classically trained French chef, I realized one day that the instruments - the ingredients - I used to create what I thought was my art used to be attached to the heart of an animal who wanted to live, to love, to have children," he said while accepting his award.

"Now I spend my days trying to convince my chefs - who are a very hard bunch to convince, much harder than my customers - that cooking without animal products is obviously the future. It is obviously the future."

Last week, Gauthier appeared as a guest chef on Masterchef's vegan episode, where he again told contestants that plant-based food is the future.

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Speaking at the event, PETA Founder and President Ingrid Newkirk said PBN was her news source for all things vegan.

"We feel so honored that PETA recognized our efforts," said PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie. "Here at PBN, we have a small but passionate team, who are committed to spreading a message of compassion."

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