Hrishikesh Desai

A Michelin star for Hrishikesh Desai at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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Harry Guy

Currently training at three star Michelin, Saison in San Francisco with chef Joshua Skenes

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Ian Scaramuzza

2015 Scholar, about to take up his new position with Corey Lee in San Francisco

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Watch the 2016 Awards

Hosted by Alain & Michel Roux Jr in front of an audience of prestigious guests

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Since 1984

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

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Get a front row seat to the tastiest ticket in town!

Watch the 2016 Roux Scholarship Awards Ceremony live – Tune in at 7pm on Monday 4th April


Harry Guy

Winner of Roux Scholarship 2016


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

Early Nov. 2016

Open for entries

Online entry form open – watch this space

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31 January 2017

Deadline for Entries

Online entry form will close at midnight

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23 March 2017

Regional Finals

London and Birmingham regional finals will be held

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10 April 2017

The Final

Final and awards ceremony

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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.


Sponsors of the Roux Scholarship