Alain-Roux-2Chef Patron of 3 star Michelin: The Waterside Inn, Bray.

Alain Roux started in the pastry industry as an apprentice in 1984.  He spent two years honing his pastry skills at Pâtisserie Millet in Paris, following the Roux family tradition.  His first steps towards entering the family business were taken by working over the next six years at five different Relais & Chateaux restaurants in France.

In 1992 he made the best move of his career, to The Waterside Inn at Bray-on-Thames to be under the guidance of the best teacher, his father, Michel.

Alain joined the Roux Scholarship Judging Panel in 2000.  Of his involvement he says:

“It makes me very proud and honoured to be more and more involved in the continuation of our family scholarship with my father, Michel, uncle, Albert and cousin, Michel.  Since I’ve joined the judging panel I’ve met so many talented young chefs.  It’s always a pleasure to see their individuality and personal skill and to be able to give them a boost in their career.  I also have the opportunity to share the experience with a very impressive line-up of judges, who, in spite of their status and accolades, are very down to earth.

The Roux Scholarship competition level is very high and it is a privilege to see such good quality performances from young chefs.”