The 27th annual Roux Scholarship Competition is now open for chefs to win a career changing stage at a three Michelin-starred restaurant anywhere in the world.
The 2010 competition judged by Alain, Michel, Albert and Michel Roux Jr will initially require entrants to submit a rice-based recipe for four using five different shellfish, before regional finalists whose dishes show creativity, taste and practicality, are chosen.
Regional finals will take place at centres in London and Birmingham on 4 March, before a live cook-off final held at Westminster Kingsway College on 29 March.
Last year’s winner Hrishikesh Desai, head chef of The Brasserie at Lucknam Park Hotel, chose to complete a stage at the three Michelin-starred French Laundry in California.
Michel Roux Jr said first prize did not only include a stage, but acceptance by some of the best chefs in the world.
“This is not just a cooking competition, it really is something more than that, it is becoming part of a family," he said. "If you’re a Roux Scholar you’re almost flesh and blood a Roux.”
Entrants must be in fulltime employment and aged between 22-30 on 1 February 2010. For more information and an application form, which must be submitted by 31 January, visit www.rouxscholarship.co.uk/rules.