Winner of The Roux Scholarship 2017 is chef Luke Selby, head chef at Dabbous, a modern European restaurant in London.
The head chef of Dabbous impressed this year’s judges and was rewarded with the prestigious title. Luke is no stranger to competition, under Gary Jones’ tutelage, Luke entered and won the Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence in 2012, the Annual Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards in 2013 and finally the Young National Chef of the Year in 2014.
Roux Scholarship 2017 finalists
Luke along with five other finalists
The five other finalists were Martin Carabot of Luca Restaurant, in London, Michael Cruickshank of Bohemia in Jersey, Scott Dineen of BaxterStorey in London, Oliver Downey of Fera at Claridge’s in London and Matthew Whitfield of The Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall.
Roux Scholarship 2017 prizes
As part of winning the Roux Scholarship, Luke is invited to cook and train under the supervision of a leading chef at a prestigious three-star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the world for up to three months. Luke will spend his three months training at 3 Michelin star Restaurant Nihonryori Ryugin (which offers a wide range of both traditional and modern Japanese dishes) in Tokyo under Chef Seiji Yamamoto.