Innovative three star Michelin chef, Anne-Sophie Pic will join the Roux family as honorary president of the judges at this year’s Roux Scholarship final.

Anne-Sophie Pic’s story is both remarkable and inspiring. In 2007, she became the fourth female chef to achieve three Michelin stars and the only woman to hold three stars at a restaurant in France, Anne-Sophie Pic, in Valence. In 2011, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants named her World’s Best Female Chef.

A total of six Michelin stars to her name; she also holds two stars for Anne-Sophie Pic, in Lausanne, Switzerland and a sixth for La Dame de Pic in Paris. Anne-Sophie’s next challenge is to open her first restaurant in London, La Dame de Pic at the Four Seasons Hotel, Ten Trinity Square. Opening at the end of January 2017 it will feature the modern French cuisine for which she is famous.

Michel Roux, OBE: “We must congratulate Anne-Sophie Pic for the true leadership she is displaying by becoming guest president of the judges.  And be thankful that despite spreading her wings in Europe and her increasing workload, this remarkable lady commits to spurring on the next generation.  In particular, I hope this message encourages more female chefs in the UK to enter the Roux Scholarship.”

Anne-Sophie Pic: “I feel very honoured, to be involved with the 2017 Roux Scholarship, it is an interesting competition, emphasising both tradition and innovation. I believe that these two values are the two sides of the same coin.

What I find really exciting about the Roux competition is that, from a classic recipe, there is a lot about taste and interpretation. I am sure I will be amazed by the creations of these young chefs. I am very impatient to discover all these talents!”

The 2017 competition closes at midnight on 31st January.

Enter now for a chance to cook for chef Anne-Sophie Pic at the final!

“Anne Sophie Pic is one of the most brilliant stars of French gastronomy, combining exotic spices and flavours with classic techniques. There is a purity that flows through every dish that never fails to delight.” Michel Roux Jr

Alain-Roux“For many people, the name “Pic” says it all.  As one of the few female three star Michelin chefs, she is highly respected, not only in France but internationally offering inspiration to all aspiring chefs.  Chef Pic’s style of food, her interesting yet subtle approach and creative use of quality seasonal ingredients is exceptional.  She powerfully combines a feminine finesse with unique flair sometimes creating unusual combinations but always guided by an excellent palate ensuring she gets the most out of her dishes. For me, having worked myself at Maison Pic, it is simply bringing the family back together again which is always lovely.”  Alain Roux