He will lead a panel including Alain Roux, Michel Roux Jr and Angela Hartnett to choose the culinary competitions' 2019 winner.
Gilmore is executive chef at The Quay restaurant in Sydney, which has been voted in to nine editions of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants long-list and was named The Best Restaurant in Australasia three times between 2009 and 2013.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and was one of the first chefs in Australia to embrace heirloom varieties of vegetables.
“Peter Gilmore has consistently been the leader in Australian cuisine, having won every industry award possible,” says Roux Jr.
“He is a true icon, a champion of small and artisan producers and I consider him a chef’s chef. We can’t wait to welcome and introduce him to the scholars.”
Australia will also be the location of the Roux Scholarship’s next educational trip in 2020, which will explore its food culture and cuisine.
The Roux Scholarship was founded in 1984 by Michel Roux Sr with his brother Albert, and previous winners include Andrew Fairlie (1984), Sat Bains (1999) and Andre Garrett (2002).
The 2019 competition is now open for entries until 31 January.