Only thirty years ago the first winner of the Roux Scholarship, Andrew Fairlie, wrote a couple of French chefs for a job application. Only one of them replied and said: Non merci. The reason being the image. British chefs werenâ€™t considered capable of true gastronomy.
Now in its 34th year, the Scholarship offers the winner a career changing opportunity: a three month stage at a three star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the world. In addition to many other fabulous prizes.
But thatâ€™s just the beginning. The winner is then part of an elite club and on a fast track to the profession. The Roux Scholarship is the premier competition for young chefs in the UK and ranks amongst the most prestigious around the world.