Do you know the next Roux Scholar? Competition Open for 2015 Entries

The Roux family has revealed the details of the 2015 Roux Scholarship competition.

The winner receives a career changing opportunity: an all expenses paid, three-month stage at a 3 Michelin starred restaurant of their choosing anywhere in the world, as well as many unique prizes all related to food and hospitality.

Entrants must be in full-time employment as a chef in the UK and be aged 22 or above, but no older than 30 on 1st February 2015. They have until midnight on Friday 30th January 2015 to submit a recipe to serve four people, using: Two whole guinea fowl, with or without giblets, weighing anywhere between 1.2kg – 1.6 kg plus
200g chicken livers, trimmed; served together, plated and accompanied by two garnishes. One garnish must include spinach leaves and the other to be a garnish of your choice. A sauce must accompany the dish.

Important note: Entrants are not allowed to use or bring any pre-prepared stock or sauce whatsoever for the meat or vegetable dish, and none will be provided.

Full details can be found in the rules on the website which competitors must read before entering.

Full details of the competition, rules and the entry process are available on the website:

Michel Roux Jr: “Guinea fowl is one of the most delicious treats when cooked with care and imagination, likewise the chicken livers can be an extravagance or disaster! I can’t wait to see what the chefs are going to come up with. We are looking for an imaginative recipe, respecting the ingredients, delivering flavour and flair.”

Alain Roux: “We love the flavour and taste of guinea fowl that lies somewhere between chicken and the gaminess of pheasant. The key will be to cook it perfectly, which will be a test for the chefs, to avoid a dry, tough result through overcooking. I eagerly anticipate the 2015 competition.”

The judges joining Michel and Albert Roux and their sons Alain and Michel Jr this year include: Andrew Fairlie, the first scholar to win the competition and top chefs: Angela Hartnett, James Martin, David Nicholls, Gary Rhodes and Brian Turner.

The judges will select the best 18 recipes from those submitted. These contestants will be invited to cook their dish, along with a mystery box dessert challenge at regional finals to be held in Birmingham and London on Thursday 12th March 2015.

The final will be held in London on Monday 30th March 2015 and the winner will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park that same evening.