Winner takes it all

Spencer Metzger returns from a successful stage at Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm



Competition postponed

Due to the epidemic of the Covid-19 virus, the competition is postponed until the autumn. New dates to be announced in due course.


Michel Roux

His star will shine forever, lighting the way for a generation of chefs to follow


Roux Scholarship 2020 is now OPEN for entries

Chefs aged 22-30yrs cooking in the UK have until 31st January 2020 to apply

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Spencer Metzger crowned 36th Roux Scholar

Spencer Metzger, of The Ritz, has won the 2019 Roux Scholarship. He beat five other finalists in a fiercely contested final held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, on Monday 1st April.


Six National Finalists 2019

The Roux family is delighted to announce the names of the six chefs who will compete for the title of Roux Scholar 2019.


2019 Competition Entries Close Soon!

Time is running out for the 2019 competition - deadline is 31st January. Enter now! 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.


Roux Scholarship 2017 is Launching soon...

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Regional Finalists 2020

Following the paper judging the Roux Scholarship has announced the regional finalists for the 2020 competition

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Competition postponed

Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the competition is postponed until 2021, with 2020's regional finalists automatically qualifying to compete.
The new dates are: 4th March 2021 for the regional finals; 29th March 2021 for the national final and awards ceremony.

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

4 March 2021

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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29 March 2021

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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