The winner receives £6,000, to support their career development & an invitation to cook and train under the supervision of a leading chef at a prestigious 3 star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the world for up to three months.

Mentorship award*
An additional £6,000 will be awarded to the winner on completion of 15 month’s service with their employer following their win. The aim is to encourage the scholar to share with their brigade the new experiences, ideas and skills learned during their three-month stage in a three-Michelin star restaurant. Should they wish to leave their job before 15 months, the £6,000 will be awarded to their employer to support the brigade’s development in other ways.

The 2020 Roux scholar will receive a host of amazing prizes from our sponsors:  

  • A Sustainable Meat and Cheese Box, courtesy of Aubrey Allen as well as a Butchery Masterclass at their butchery training school, Aubrey’s Academy.
  • Two personalised, Roux Scholarship, chef’s jackets, courtesy of Bragard UK Ltd to wear during the competition and awards, plus a Grand Chef jacket.  
  • A trip to Paris, courtesy of Bridor, to attend a workshop at the prestigious baking academy the École Lenôtre, which is set on a barge on the River Seine.
    The winning chef will attend an exclusive day-long course with their MOF Chef (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), and includes breakfast and lunch. The trip also includes dinner, overnight accommodation and transport from the UK.
  • A year’s subscription to print and digital editions of The Caterer for one year, plus two tickets to The Caterer’s annual awards, the Cateys. Known as the hospitality industry’s Oscars, the exclusive, black tie event takes place at Grosvenor House on 7 July 2020.
  • A classic collection of  Global Knives and a range of accessories; peeler, fishbone tweezers, tongs, scissors and whetstone sharpener, all contained in a chef’s case.
  • Courtesy of Hildon Natural Mineral Water: 36 cases of free Hildon water, delivered as three cases per month (delivery to mainland UK only). PLUS: two Hospitality tickets to the Hildon Archie David Cup in June, starting with a private lunch in the Guards Club house, a five- star view of the polo action from your private seat in the Royal Enclosure, followed by afternoon tea in the Royal Box.
  • Complimentary membership of the Institute of Hospitality for one year.
  • An exclusive Magnum of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut, signed by the judges at the final cook-off.
  • An all expenses paid trip for two to visit the wine cellars of Laurent-Perrier at Tours-sur-Marne, including a guided tour of the cellars and a tasting of the Laurent-Perrier range. Travel by Eurostar and overnight accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast.
  • A day trip with Mash Purveyorsforager to learn the basics of foraging and how to harvest and cook the foods found in the wild.
  • A coffee machine for the home, plus a trip for two to visit the award winning Caffé Musetti roasting factory with flights, transfers and a night’s accommodation in Milan, courtesy of L’Unico.
  • An escorted tour with Regent Seven Seas Cruises aboard one of their most luxurious ships while in port in Southampton, to see how they deliver an unrivalled, exquisite dining experience to over 700 guests – while at sea.
  • A four-night trip to New York, courtesy of Restaurant Associates, with a senior member of the Restaurant Associates team, to explore excellent restaurants and the dynamic food scene, including flights, accommodation and all meals.
  • A day at TRUEfoods followed by a gourmet trip to Portland and Seattle USA, with two senior members of TRUEfoods to explore the cities’ most exciting restaurants, and enticing markets and food stores, including flights, accommodation and all meals.
  • A day of Game shooting with one night’s accommodation including dinner, bed & breakfast, courtesy of  Udale Speciality Foods Ltd.
  • A signed, framed commemorative certificate, signed by the judges.

The Winner’s Establishment will receive:

The 6 National Finalists will receive:

The 18 Regional Finalists will receive:

  • A commemorative certificate, signed by the judges.
  • A G-SNI301, Kazoku set of Global Knives
  • A Moka pot and coffee from L’Unico (Caffé Musetti)
  • A TRUEfoods chef notebook and tasting spoon.

*Terms and conditions of the Mentorship Award
The Mentorship Award is provided at the complete discretion of the Board of Directors and will typically be granted automatically at the end of the 15 month period.  However the Award will be reviewed if:
1. The conduct of the Roux Scholarship winner during the 15 month period  from the date of the final could damage the reputation of the Competition or the Employer.
2. The employment did not extend for the full 15 months but this was not the fault or responsibility of the Roux Scholarship winner.
3. The nature of the employment did not allow the Roux Scholarship winner to mentor the same single team for the entire duration of the 15 month period.