Six talented finalists are competing today to become the Roux Scholar 2019, a life changing opportunity for all taking place at Westminster Kingsway College, London.
The finalists will be given the recipe and ingredients for a main dish, either classic or modern, only thirty minutes before the start of the competition. They then then have three hours to prepare and present their dishes to the judges.
Australian chef Peter Gilmore will join the panel of judges today as Honorary President, alongside joint chairmen Alain Roux and Michel Roux Jr. They are joined also by Brian Turner, James Martin, Clare Smyth and previous winners Sat Bains (1999 scholar) and André Garrett (2002 scholar).
The six finalists taking part are:
- Ryan Baker, The Ritz, London
- Olivia Catherine Burt, Claridge’s, London
- Michael Cruickshank, Bohemia, Jersey
- Adam Harper, The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow, Derbyshire
- Lewis Linley, Vacherin, London
- Spencer Metzger, The Ritz, London
The Roux Scholar 2019 will be announced this evening at the Roux Scholarship award ceremony taking place at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. The winner will receive £6,000 as well as a three-month stage at a three-star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the world.
Past Winners Include… Andrew Fairlie, who sadly passed away earlier this year, Simon Hulstone, André Garrett and Sat Bains. All previous winners can be seen here.
We would like to wish all the finalists good luck