How to Enter

Entries open each autumn, when the ingredients for the paper application are announced. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the postponement of the 2020 finals, the regional finalists selected for the 2020 competition will compete in 2021. This means the next time new applications will be accepted is in autumn 2021.

Overview

History of the competition

Find out how the Roux Scholarship began back in 1983 when Michel Roux OBE founded the competition with his brother Albert. Over the last four decades it 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.

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Competition overview

The Roux Scholarship is organised into three different stages, starting with the online application form which focuses on creating a recipe using particular ingredients. These applications are judged blindly to ensure complete fairness. From these applications, 18 chefs are selected to compete at the regional finals held in Birmingham and London. The most successful six chefs then go through to the national final.

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