Names on the buses

715 Marie-Antoine Careme

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Marie-Antoine Careme was head chef at the Prince Regent’s kitchen in the Royal Pavilion at Brighton. He was formerly chef to the Emperor Napoleon and also cooked for the Tsar of Russia. Known as the King of Chefs and the Chef of Kings, he was an early exponent of haute cuisine. Born in Paris around 1784 and abandoned there by his poor parents during the French Revolution, Careme showed his cooking talent while working as an apprentice. Later he worked for the statesman Talleyrand who once asked him to create a whole year’s worth of menus, without repetition, and using only seasonal produce. He managed it. Careme designed many new sauces and dishes. He wrote five books and is also credited with inventing the chef’s white hat. While in Brighton he prepared a series of extensive and elaborate menus for the Prince Regent who was famous for enjoying his food. Careme died in Germany at the age of 48, possibly because over many years he inhaled fumes from charcoal which he used for cooking. He was buried in Paris.

715 Scania Omnicity - carried name since delivery in June 2009 on Metro 5. Metro 5 branding removed July 2013. Repainted in September 2013. Bus sold in April 2016.