Roux Scholarship final gets underway

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Roux Scholarship final gets underway
Six young chefs will battle it out this afternoon for the chance to become a Roux Scholar, win cash and receive three months training at a European restaurant with three Michelin stars
One of six young chefs will be named Roux Scholar 2009 at a glittering awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London tonight following what is expected to be a tense competition this afternoon.Finalists Helene Anderson of Ambassade de l’Ile, Quinton Bennett of The Westbury, Hrishikesh Desai of Lucknam Park, Christopher Golding of Nahm, Steven Stephens of Porth Tocyn Hotel and Kevin Sutherland of Baxter Storey†will be asked to cook a main dish from a recipe and with ingredients given to them just 45 minutes before. A panel of judges, led by Michel and Albert Roux and including Heston Blumenthal, David Nicholls and Gary Rhodes, will award marks for culinary ability before a winner is chosen. The winner, who earns the right to call him or herself a Roux Scholar, will receive an impressive array of prizes, including £3,000 cash and up to three months training at a three Michelin-starred establishment in Europe courtesy of the Savoy Educational Trust; a visit to the cellars of Champagne Gosset at Ay, a week’s work experience in New York with Restaurant Associates and a trip to Milan to visit Caffe Musetti. The Roux Scholarship has been going for 26 years and winning one gives a person membership of the Roux Scholars` club for the rest of their career and entitles them to educational trips abroad, mentorship by the Roux family and networking opportunities. Roux Scholarship 2009 finalists announced

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