Chris Colmer of The Greenway (now development manager, Bakkavor Group) Trained with Pierre and Michel Troisgros at Troisgros in Roanne
Winning the Roux Scholarship has to be the highlight of my career. It has allowed me to meet with some of my biggest peers in cooking, and allowed me to join an exclusive but great group of chefs who are the Roux Scholars. It allowed me to work with one of the greatest chefs in the world: Michel Troisgros .Winning the scholarship at the age of 25 and going to work in such a great kitchen matured me and my style of cooking, gave me a true focus on cooking, and allowed me to evolve my style. This, I took to Wales to Ynyshir Hall and gave me new found confidence in delivering what I always wanted to do, cook great food with great ingredients in an idyllic setting.
Having left the hotel trade now, and working with some of the leading retailers in Britain, it has allowed me to focus this strength in bringing quality to a bigger audience. Also to take my skills and pass them on to my new employer Bakkavor who share the same focus on quality.
1995: Chris Colmer
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