About the Competition

Since it was established in 1983, the Roux Scholarship has enabled a new generation of chefs from Britain to train in the greatest restaurants in the world. Not only has it become the industry’s most acclaimed chef competition in the UK, with many scholars having gone on to win Michelin stars themselves, it ranks among the most prestigious competitions for chefs in the world.

Competition overview

History of the competition

Find out how the Roux Scholarship began back in the early 1980s when Michel Roux OBE founded the competition with his brother Albert. Since then, the Roux Scholarship has helped hundreds of chefs develop their skills and talent, it has seen some of the world’s greatest chefs preside over the competition as judges and it has changed the lives of its winners.

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The prizes

The winner receives up to £12,000, to support their career development and an invitation to cook and train under the supervision of a leading chef at a prestigious three star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the world for up to two months. Alternatively, the winner may choose a bespoke training programme that can be adapted to their work schedule, and which is tailored to their individual ambitions, skills gaps and interests. This is in addition to an amazing selection of prizes courtesy of our sponsors, including trips to the Champagne region in France and around the UK.

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The Judges