The rise and rise
of British chefs

How the Roux Scholarship put British chefs on the culinary map,
by Amanda Afiya

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Entries open for the
2019 competition

Are you ready for this year’s recipe challenge?

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The Skills You Need to be
a Roux Scholar

Do you have the 13 skills needed to be the next Roux Scholar?

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New Michelin stars
for Roux Scholars

Roux Scholars and judges are celebrating after the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland 2019 saw a number of them awarded new stars, with others retaining theirs.

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Official film of 2018

Watch the story of the
Roux Scholarship 2018

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Martin Carabott crowned
Roux Scholar 2018

The Roux family is delighted to announce that Martin Carabott has won the 2018 Roux Scholarship

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2019 Competition Open For Entries!

Are you ready for this year’s recipe challenge? Entrants of the Roux Scholarship must be in full-time employment as a chef in the United Kingdom and be aged 22 or above, but no older than 30 years of age on 1st February 2019

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2019 Competition Dates Announced

The 2019 Roux Scholarship will be open for entries on the 12th November 2018: Recipe ingredients are announced and entries open.


6 Finalists are revealed!

Discover who has made it through to the final.


Roux Scholarship 2018 is now OPEN for entries

Chefs aged 22-30yrs cooking in the UK have until 31st January 2018 to apply

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Roux Scholarship 2017 is Launching soon...

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The Roux Scholarship 2018 is CLOSED for entries!

News of those selected as a regional finalists coming soon…

The 2017 Roux Scholarship Finalists

Scott Dineen
BaxterStorey, London

Oliver Downey
Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair, London

Michael Cruickshank
Bohemia, St Helier, Jersey

Matthew Whitfield
The Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho, Cornwall

Martin Carabott
Luca Restaurant, Clarkenwell, London

Luke Selby
Dabbous, London

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 same year.

The Roux Scholarship offers the winner a career-changing opportunity that is unrivalled and stretches far beyond the much coveted three-month stage at a three star Michelin restaurant. That is just the start: what follows is the mentoring by the Roux Family, with advice and guidance that can make a career truly exceptional.

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Past Scholarship Winners

Important Competition Dates

12th November 2018

Open for entries

Recipe ingredients are announced and entries open. Applications must include a written recipe using the stated ingredients and submitted electronically here

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31 January 2019

Deadline for Entries

Online entry form will close at midnight

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14 March 2019

Regional Finals

Regional finalists compete, each cooking their written recipe plus a mystery basket dessert recipe challenge. Regional finals take place at University College Birmingham and University of West London. Six national finalists shortlisted.

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1 April 2019

The Final & Awards

At Westminster Kingsway, Awards Ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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The Judges

The 13 typical skills you need to be the next Roux Scholar

Do you know how to prepare a ‘ballotine’ or make a ‘mousseline’? If so, then you could be in with a chance of winning the Roux Scholarship and, in doing so, open the door to a world of opportunities. This list is by no means definitive but it gives an idea of the typical skills the Roux Family are looking for in the next chef to be crowned ‘Roux Scholar’.

Those with their eye on the life-changing prize don’t need to be working at a Michelin-star restaurant: the Roux Family want to encourage ambitious young chefs, whatever their background, to apply.


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