Max Fischer, one of the region’s top restaurateurs, has received a honorary doctorate for services to the food industry from Sheffield Hallam University.
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Max, owner of the celebrated Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Derbyshire, collected his honorary degree at a graduation ceremony watched by students from Sheffield Business School.
Max, who has won 19 successive Michelin Star awards, three AA Red Rosettes in 2013 and 2014 and a top 50 place in the 2014 Good Food Guide, said he was very emotional to collect the honour.
He said: “It is great to see all you graduates with your families today. I wish you every success.”
Max is widely admired for his work showcasing the region as a food destination and championing local and home-grown produce. Tables at Fischer’s have been in demand ever since he has been in business in the area.
And his personal commitment to the importance of future generations has seen many young people – including several Sheffield Hallam alumni – enjoy excellent starts to their careers at Fischer’s.
Born in Germany in 1951, Max has worked at some of Europe’s top restaurants, including Restaurant Nicholas in Paris, the Bell Inn at Aston Clinton, the Operakällaren in Stockholm, and the Maison de la Bouche in Brussels.