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April Lily Partridge wins The Roux Scholarship 2023

April Lily Partridge has won The Roux Scholarship 2023. The 29-year-old sous chef from The Ledbury, beat five other finalists in a highly challenging final cook-off held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, on Monday 3rd April 2023. It was the first time April had entered The Roux Scholarship and it was her last chance to do so before reaching the age limit. She said on winning: “I’m gobsmacked, this will change my life!” before going on to thank her family and friends including winner 2020/21 Oli Williamson who encouraged her... Read More


Michel and César Troisgros
named joint Honorary Presidents of Judges for 2023 competition

The Roux Family is delighted to announce that acclaimed French chefs Michel Troisgros and his son César will lead the panel of judges for the Roux Scholarship final 2023 as joint Honorary Presidents of Judges. The Troisgros family is one of the most renowned culinary dynasties in the world, having held three Michelin stars at their restaurant, La Maison Troisgros, longer than any other restaurant in France. The Troisgros restaurant is set in the stunning Roannais area of France, west of Lyon and is now in the village of Ouches,... Read More


Roux Scholarship 2023: Six national finalists announced

After the exciting regional finals in London and Birmingham, the Roux family have announced the names of the six chefs who will compete for the title of Roux Scholar 2023 on 3rd April 2023. They are as below left to right: Ben Champkin, The Newt, Somerset Christopher Clarke, Core by Clare Smyth, London Oliver Dovey, Baxterstorey, London Sam Lomas, Glebe House, Devon April Lily Partridge, The Ledbury, London Alex Rothnie, L’Enclume, Cumbria Judging at the University of West London, Michel Roux Jr: “It’s always very challenging and gut-wrenching for some,... Read More


Entries Open for 40th Roux Scholarship 2024

Roux Scholarship 2024: A Culinary Celebration Unveiled Entries for the prestigious Roux Scholarship 2024 are now open, and the Roux Family is thrilled to announce exciting developments as they celebrate the competition’s 40th anniversary. UK-resident chefs, aged 22-29, are invited to showcase their culinary prowess by crafting a recipe using a delectable range of ingredients. New Faces, New Venue, New Challenge Adding a fresh perspective to the competition, Chef Emily Roux, chef-patron of Caractère Restaurant in Notting Hill, joins the esteemed judging panel and the Board of Directors. With a... Read More


Honouring Mr Global’s Legacy with a £1,200 UNICEF Donation

Last Friday marked the launch of six exclusive Global Knife Block sets, a tribute to the memory of Mino Tsuchida. We are delighted to share that all six sets were sold within a mere 24 hours of going live, resulting in a remarkable total donation of £1,200 to the incredible UNICEF Children’s Charity.



We’ve teamed up here at Global Knives UK with renowned South Yorkshire restaurant, Rafters to produce a series of six videos for Spring 2023 that highlight recipes from Rafters debut Cookbook – PIVOT which is a homage to their home town of Sheffield.  As a triple AA Rosette Award Winning, Michelin Listed Restaurant, Rafters have built an enviable reputation for offering the best in relaxed hospitality with fantastic food, cooked & served by a team that genuinely care.  So partnering with Rafters Chef Patron Tom Lawson, we’ve combined both our skills sets... Read More


Regional Finalists Announced for 2023 Roux Scholarship

The 18 regional finalists for the 2023 Roux Scholarship competition have been announced, and with a truly diverse group of talented young chefs qualifying for the next round excitement is building ahead of the two regional finals which will be held simultaneously on Thursday 9th March at University College Birmingham and University of West London, Ealing. As main sponsors of the Roux Scholarship since its inception 40 years ago Global are immensely proud to continue our support the next generation of professional chef talent across the UK. Following a push... Read More


Entries Open for Roux Scholarship 2023

We have sponsored the Roux Scholarship since its inception 40 years so are very are excited to hear the details of The Roux Scholarship 2023, which apparently will see the most dramatic developments to the competition since its launch nearly 40 years ago. These include a new option for the star prize, a new-look final recipe challenge and the publication of a White Paper about women chefs and The Roux Scholarship. Entries opened in November with chefs invited to create recipes using a delicious range of ingredients. New star prize... Read More


Global introduces new products for 2022

This September we invited some of our fabulous customers to the beautiful Langham Hotel in London, to celebrate the launch of our new products. During the day, we all took part in a cookery class, hosted by the wonderful ‘Sauce’. This was a great way for customers to get to grips (literally) with our new Global G-106 Kiritsuke Knife that we have just introduced. We would also love to say it helped improve our cooking skills… however sadly, that just isn’t true. We cooked up a storm (well tried to)... Read More