Armand Sablon of Galvin at Windows won the Roux Scholarship 2007, with his interpretations of the classic dishes of Escoffier Tournedos Rachel and Roux Bordelaise Sauce and Macaroni Soufflé.
The 26-yearold beat off competition from five other finalists in a cook-off at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, after reaching the final in 2006.
Sablon won £3,000 cash, up to three months training at a Michelinstar restaurant in Europe and trips to Champagne, Milan and New York.
Sablon said, "I am just so thrilled and I look forward to every aspect of the year ahead."
The Roux Scholarship for young chefs is now in its 24th year, with judges including four Roux, Brian Turner and Heston Blumenthal.
Michel Roux said, "All too often, chefs focus on presentation to the detriment of flavour. Today, flavour triumphed, especially in Armand's dishes. His flavours were superb – from the sauce through to the soufflé, the beef and the garnish."