2017 Roux Scholarship Finalists

Oliver Downey, Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair, London

Oliver competed in the London semi-final at the University of West London.

This is his first time in the competition; he works in Dan Cox’s brigade at Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s, Dan was the winner in 2008.

Speaking afterwards he said, “It feels great that all the hard work and effort paid off.”

Judging in London were Alain Roux, Andrew Fairlie, James Martin, Simon Hulstone.

No one went home empty handed; each competitor received a commemorative certificate signed by all the judges and a selection of great prizes from our sponsors.

To find out if Oliver wins tune in at  7pm on 10th April to watch The Roux Scholarship Award ceremony LIVE via www.rouxscholarship.co.uk, YouTube and twitter.

Here are the highlights of Oliver’s semi-final, including photographs of the dishes he cooked: