The Roux Scholarship 2016
is CLOSED for entries!

The entries are now being judged. The shortlist of regional finalists will be announced at the end of February. Look out for announcements here and on twitter.

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Like fathers like sons…

2016 heralds a refresh of the Roux Scholarship as cousins Alain & Michel Jr take over as joint chairmen from fathers, Michel and Albert Roux.

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2015 winner, Ian Scaramuzza

will go to 3 star Michelin restaurant Benu, to train with acclaimed chef
Corey Lee in San Francisco

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Since 1984

The Roux Scholarship is the premier competition for chefs in the UK

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Taste the excitement
of the 2015 Scholarship

Whet your appetite for 2016, this film is a must see for any chefs entering…

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The Roux Scholarship 2016 is CLOSED for entries!

2016 Open For Entries!

Are you the next Roux Scholar? Entrants must be in full time employment as a chef in the UK and be aged 22 or above, but no older than 30 on 1st February 2016.

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About the Roux Scholarship

The Roux Scholarship is the premier competition for chefs in the UK and ranks among the most prestigious in the world. However, it is far more than just a competition that ends with a prize.

The Roux Scholarship offers the winner a career changing opportunity that is unrivalled and stretches far beyond the much coveted 3 month stage at a 3 star Michelin restaurant. That is just the start. It is what follows that really counts and the advice and guidance that the Roux family give that can make a career truly exceptional.

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Past Scholarship Winners

Important Competition Dates

9 November 2015

Open for entries

Online entry form open – watch this space

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1 February 2016

Deadline for Entries

Online entry form will close at midnight

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17 March 2016

Regional Finals

London and Birmingham regional finals will be held

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4 April 2016

The Final

Final and awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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The Judges

A Message for Head Chefs

When we started the Roux Scholarship my brother Albert and I wanted to strengthen our brigades and we wanted to do that by sending our young chefs away so they could learn more. We hoped that when they came back they would bring with them new experiences and ideas which would make our kitchens stronger and our food better…

Thirty years later many chefs have come through the competition and gone on to greater things. The kitchens those chefs came from have got stronger and stronger. By encouraging your younger chefs to enter the competition you are doing far more than just giving a young chef a chance, you are saying something to the rest of the brigade.


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