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A Glimpse into The Roux Scholarship

By Chandos Elletson

The Roux Scholarship is an outstanding event in the culinary year and has been since it started. It seems amazing to me that it remains relatively unknown outside certain chefs circles. And yet, if you trouble to delve a little deeper, it is clear that for those who take the time to enter and ultimately win the competition that the opportunities it offers are very valuable indeed.


Created by chefs, for chefs, Essential Cuisine's range of premium, British-made stocks, jus, gravy, demi-glace and glaces provides kitchens with the peace of mind that their dishes will always shine, giving chefs the ability to do more with less, and the time and confidence to be more creative.


The Clifton Food Range® provides professional chefs with sous vide equipment—developed and manufactured by Nickel-Electro, a brand leader in temperature-control laboratory and science equipment. The range offers users an unparalleled specific temperature control to produce consistently perfect results.


Are you a confident young chef, under 23, and ready to show off your skills and boost your career prospects?



Create your sweet signature – Introducing Nestlé Docello Dessert Solutions.



As the leading bakery experts, we are incredibly proud of our products. It’s the proven combination of skilled craftsmanship, high quality ingredients and our unique savoir-faire, that enables us to guarantee such consistently delicious results for you and your customers.


An Oliver Harvey Chefswear garment is quite simply everything you would expect from a British designer


The TUCO Chef of the Year 2014 Competition, sponsored by Major International, is open to any chef, up to and including Senior Chef de Partie, working at a TUCO member institution. Evidence of grade/position must be submitted with an endorsement from your line manager.

The competitions aims to act as a showcase of the culinary skills that university chefs’ possess, while also providing them with an opportunity to measure themselves against and learn from their peers.

Culinary competitions form a key part of the development of many chefs careers, providing competitors with training, new experiences and recognition for the important role that they play in the wider community, through innovations in the areas of health and nutrition.


Major International is gearing up for its second culinary challenge and mini series of display classes in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

The first heat, held at South Devon College in Paignton received over 160 entires and there were some excellent results achieved. The second heat due to take place on May 16th will be held at Durham College. The competitions include live and static display classes as well as the hot live culinary challenge and the restaurant skills class.

A new category for 2014 is the mini pastry assortment class where contestants will have to incorporate a Major fruit base in two of the items.
Winner of the culinary challenge will receive £500 and £250 for their college, while both the static class winner and restaurant skills winner will each win £100.


Supplier of delicious escargots for the discerning chef.


In the course of our company's history we have developed from a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality ceramic products into an internationally-renowned lifestyle brand. The strengths of our product range are its all-inclusive approach and high degree of diversification which are focused on the two concept areas "the single-source bathroom" and "the completely laid table ".


The Staff Canteen will bring the UK finest Chefs to The Staff Canteen Live Innovations Theatre.


From batch and hand-roasted coffee, branded or bespoke blends, world class coffee equipment, unique market research and insights; to our category management and branding expertise, comprehensive service packages, accredited training and dedicated, passionate team, we have all it takes to keep your coffee offer consistent, profitable and ahead of the curve.


Hospitality Action For over 170 years Hospitality Action, the Hospitality Industry Benevolent Organisation, has been at the forefront of the industry providing specialised support to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK who through no fault of their own find themselves in a crisis.


Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an interational humanitarian organisation committed to saving the lives, especially those of malnourished children and working with vulnerable populations in over 40 countries worldwide.

The Love Food Give Food appeal asks all those who love food to get involved and take action.


Callebaut is the preferred chocolate for chefs throughout the United Kingdom. Callebaut has only one objective – to produce chocolate of such superior quality and workability that it supports the professional in their their efforts to create wonderful chocolate products which will excite and delight their end consumers. Become part of the Callebaut Chocolate community!


The Ultimate Service Providers - Paul & Valda Goodfellow, former owners of a well-known distribution company are proud to launch their exciting new venture.

We intend to go back to our roots of providing a highly personalised service and supplying the best brands in tableware, clothing, technology and specialist product areas to those professionals who are looking for individuality and innovation.

We are delighted to have been chosen by De Berkel as the new distributor in the UK for their highly respected clothing range. We have assembled a tantalising collection of niche tableware brands, along with our 'Atelier de Table' and 'Concepts' services which will offer bespoke-produced products and solutions.


The Major product portfolio boasts a range of the finest stocks, marinades, sauces, gravies, jus' and fruit bases.

Committed to producing the highest quality products using the finest ingredients, Major has worked closely with the catering industry since 1951 to help chefs realise their full potential.

We deliver on flavour, convenience, flexibility and cost and continually innovate to keep up to date with current industry trends.


The South West Chef of the Year competition, staged by Michael Caines MBE and Taste of the West, recognises the skills and creativity of both professional chefs and amateur cooks