Roux Scholarship


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


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


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

Roux Scholarship finalist Jonathan with Alain Roux and Michel Roux 21/04/2022

Jonathan Ferguson – Crowned 38th Roux Scholar

Huge congratulations to Jonathan Ferguson for winning the Roux Scholarship 2022. The 25-year-old junior sous chef from The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant in Crieff, Scotland, beat five other finalists in a highly challenging final cook-off held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, on Monday 11th April 2022. Jonathan said “I’m happy, really happy. I freaked out a bit when presented with the dish we had to cook, but two minutes into it, I settled down really quickly. I had done something similar to this technique but with vegetables, never with protein. I... Read More


Oli Williamson crowned 2020/21 Roux Scholar

Congratulations to Oli Williamson who has won the 2020/21 Roux Scholarship! The 30-year-old Sous Chef from The Fat Duck, Bray, beat five other finalists in a fiercely contested final held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, on Monday 25th October, after the competition was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was the first time the Roux Scholarship has convened since the passing of its founders Michel Roux OBE and Albert Roux OBE KFO and, in memory of their fathers, Alain Roux and Michel Roux Jr asked the chefs to... Read More