Roux brothers invite 2011 scholarship entries

By Lorraine Heller

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2010 Roux Scholar Kenneth Culhane will spend three months at Jean Georges in New York
2010 Roux Scholar Kenneth Culhane will spend three months at Jean Georges in New York
A call for entries has been sent out for the 2011 Roux Scholarship, with the recipe for the prestigious chef’s award this year focused on monkfish

A call for entries has been sent out for the 2011 Roux Scholarship, with the recipe for the prestigious chef’s award this year focused on monkfish.

Now in its 29th year, the Roux Scholarship offers chefs the chance to win the prestigious title as well as prizes to the value of £5,000 and support from other top chefs.

Entrants this year will need to submit a recipe to serve four people using: 1 monkfish tail of between 1.2 – 1.4k weight, served either as a whole or in portions, accompanied by a rice dish and a green vegetable of choice.

“Monkfish is a popular fish amongst professionals and diners but is also versatile and meaty giving competitors the opportunity to be creative. But, don’t be fooled into thinking it is easy. We are looking, as we always do, for clean, clearly thought out recipes with a good balance of both flavour and technique,” said Alain Roux

Young UK chefs

The scholarship is open to all UK chefs aged between 22 and 30 and is judged by a panel of chefs, including the Roux brothers and their sons, David Nicholls, Gary Rhodes, Andrew Fairlie, Brian Turner and James Martin.

The semi final will be held on Thursday 10 March 2011 in both Birmingham and London, and the final will be held on 18 April.

The winner will become a Roux scholar and will have the opportunity to do a three-month stage at a three Michelin-starred restaurant, with all expense paid.

This year’s winner, Kenneth Culhane, will be conducting his stage at Jean Georges in New York.

The 2009 Roux Scholar, Hrishikesh Desai, earlier this month also won the title of National Chef of the ​Year in the final cook-off of the Craft Guild of Chefs competition.  Other winners include Steve Love and Simon Hulstone.

Entries can be made via the recently updated RouxScholarhsip.co.uk website.

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