Ian Scaramuzza was awarded The Roux Scholarship 2015 after beating five other finalists (including Sabrina Gidda of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Daniel Lee of Aramark (JP Morgan) in London, Gavin Edney of Cliveden House in Taplow and Richard Pascoe of The Feversham Arms Hotel in North Yorkshire at the Westminster Kingsway College in London. Ian was working as head chef at 2 Michelin star restaurant Hibiscus, in London, at the time of the competition. Hibiscus has since closed.
Ian won based on the quality, taste and technique of his ‘turban of
Opting to train with leading chef Corey Lee at prestigious restaurant Benu in San Francisco, Ian spent two weeks in each section and was subsequently able to run the pass in just two months.
Ian is soon to take up a new position at In Situ, Corey Lee’s restaurant which is in the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Art)