The Roux Scholarship 2012 is now open for entries.

The Roux Scholarship 2012 is now open for entries.
The Roux Scholarship

The Roux Scholarship

Premium Supplier 1st November 2011

The Roux Scholarship 2012 is now open for entries.

2012 Roux Scholarship Announcement
The 2012 Roux Scholarship - the 29th since Andrew Fairlie first won in 1984, has been
announced by the Roux family.
Entrants must be in full time employment as a chef in the UK and be aged between 22 and
30. They have until midnight on Monday 30th January 2012 to submit a recipe to serve 4
people using: 2 spring chicken of 400 grams each and 300 grams veal heart sweetbreads,
accompanied by two garnishes, one of which must be cauliflower and the other using a
green vegetable of choice. The dish should also be accompanied by a sauce. Full details
and application form are available on the website
Alain Roux said: Michel Jr. and I chose these ingredients because of the versatile way in
which they can be prepared. Spring chicken can either be a very simple or very complex
dish giving the entrants plenty of scope to show us their skill and knowledge. The
ingredients are affordable and probably something that most people cook with at home.
We added the veal heart sweetbreads as a bit of luxury. Itʼs not an every day ingredient
so again there is the potential for our entrants to impress the judges.
The Regional finals will be held on Thursday 8th March 2012 in both Birmingham and
Judges include Michel and Albert Roux and their sons Alain and Michel Jnr, Brian
Turner, Gary Rhodes, Andrew Fairlie, David Nicholls; they will be joined again this
year by James Martin from the popular BBC show, Saturday Kitchen.
The winner receives a career changing opportunity – a 3-month stage at a 3 Michelin
starred restaurant anywhere in the world all expenses paid. Plus a number of unique
prizes all related to food and hospitality.
Other News
The Roux Legacy
Britainʼs leading food channel, Good Food, has commissioned an exclusive new series
from Cactus TV, which will see the four members of the Roux family working and cooking
alongside each other on television for the first time. The ten episode series will provide
extraordinary behind the scenes footage of Albert, Michel, Alain, and Michel Roux Junior,
in both the kitchens of Le Gavroche and The Waterside Inn.
In an exciting development, this yearʼs Roux Scholarship will be filmed throughout the
competition by the cameras to provide a unique insight into what happens when some of
the best young chefs in Britain, compete against each other for the culinary prize of a
For more information: Carol Conway - 07590 414111 [email protected]
2011 Scholar Mark Birchall is currently completing his stage at critically acclaimed, El
Celler de Can Roca in Spain. Placed 2nd in the top 50 restaurants of the world awards in
2011 El Celler de Can Roca is well respected the world over.
Commenting on Markʼs choice, Michel Roux Jnr said: ʻThe Roca brothers are inspirational
and their food as generous and warm as their heart. The cuisine is steeped in Catalonia
classics but using modern techniques to evoke childhood memories. A truly exceptional
dining experience.ʼ
Mark said: "I chose it because they use unusual techniques but they still respect regional
traditions and produce. It's run by three brothers who will be there the whole time which
will be exciting and offer a great opportunity for me to learn and develop my skills”.
Another Roux Scholar wins National Chef of the year 2011. Frederick Forster, Roux
Scholar 2000 follows Hrishikesh Desai, Steve Love and Simon Hulstone to win the coveted

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