The Judges

Over the years, the Roux Scholarship judging panel has welcomed the expertise of some of the world’s best chefs. Until 2016, it was led by the scholarship’s founders Michel Roux OBE and Albert Roux OBE KFO, and included such luminaries as Victor Ceserani and Peter Kromberg. More recently, Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein and the late Andrew Fairlie and Gary Rhodes have all been on the panel. Since 2017, the judging panel has seen chairmen Alain Roux and Michel Roux Jr, and vice chairman Brian Turner, joined by three former winners of the Roux Scholarship, Sat Bains, André Garrett and Simon Hulstone, as well as Angela Hartnett, James Martin, Rachel Humphrey and Clare Smyth.

Each year, at the national final, the panel is led by the Honorary President of Judges, a role for which we have had the privilege of welcoming some of the world’s top chefs.

Portraits by Jodi Hinds Photography