Pierre Gagnaire announced as Honorary President of the Judges for Roux Scholarship 2016

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Three Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire will be joining the Roux family at this year's Roux Scholarship 2016 final, as Honorary President of the Judges.


The final, which takes place on Monday, April 4 at Westminster Kingsway College, London, will welcome the award winning chef to head the judges.

Pierre Gagnaire said: “It is a great honour to be a part of this event. I have huge respect for the Roux brothers who were the pioneers of French cuisine in Great Britain. This is a unique event promoting our culinary culture and allowing the next generation of chefs to come out of the shadows for good. I hope I can live up to expectation; I am really looking forward to the day.”

This year, Alain and Michel Roux share the title of joint chairmen of the judges.Michel Roux, founder of the Roux Scholarship is very pleased to have Pierre on board: “I am so delighted to share the Roux Scholarship with my great friend, Pierre Gagnaire as Honorary Judge alongside my son, Alain and nephew, Michel in their debut as joint chairmen. Quite simply, Chef Pierre is a unique talent whose capacity for brilliant innovation is unrivalled and enjoyed across the globe in his acclaimed restaurants. No wonder he has been chosen by two of our scholars as their stage destination of choice, an incredible tribute.”

This year will see six finalists create a main dish in three hours. The dish is to be prepared in either a classic or modern style. The six chefs competing for the title of Roux Scholar 2016 are:

Martin Carabott, The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London

Ben Champkin, L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

Scott Dineen, Goldman Sachs, (BaxterStorey), London

Paul Matthews, Fieldfisher, (Vacherin), London

Tim Peirson, Kensington Place, Kensington, London

Harry Guy, Eden Hotel Collection, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The 2016 Roux Scholar will be announced on Monday evening at an award ceremony, held at The Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park London. This year, the award ceremony will be live-streamed via the Roux Scholarship website.

Go to www.rouxscholarship.co.uk at 7pm on Monday, April 4, and click on the link to watch as the Roux family reveals the name of the Roux Scholar 2016 in front of an audience of prestigious guests; top chefs and leading figures from the world of hospitality.

>>> Read more on the Roux Scholarship 2016 here

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Editor 30th March 2016

Pierre Gagnaire announced as Honorary President of the Judges for Roux Scholarship 2016