The chefs were selected based on paper applications and written recipes submitted anonymously to the judges.
They will go on to compete in two regional finals, which will be held simultaneously on 19 March at University College Birmingham and the University of West London, Ealing.
Six winners selected from the two finals will go through to the national final, which takes place at Westminster Kingsway College, London.
The judges for the final cook-off will be Alain Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Brian Turner CBE, Sat Bains, Angela Hartnett and the Honorary President of Judges Bjorn Frantzén of Stockholm’s first three-Michelin-starred Michelin restaurant Frantzén.
The Roux Scholarship was founded in 1984 by Michel Roux Sr OBE and his brother Albert.
The winner of the 2019 Scholarship will receive £6,000 to support their career development, and the chance to cook and train at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant anywhere in the world for up to three months.
The chefs competing in London
Benjamin Champkin, Roganic, London
Caer Timberlake, Restaurant 22, Cambridge
Ryan Baker, Corinthia, London
Julian Elkjaer, Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
Oli Williamson, The Greenhouse, London
Conor Bird, House of Commons, London
Christos Sidiropoulos, The Ritz, London
Stephen McClarty, Restaurant Associates, London
Tobias Smith, The Leathersellers Company, London
Olivia Catherine Burt, Claridge’s, London
Michael Cruickshank, Bohemia, Jersey
Oliver Dovey, BaxterStorey Fine Dining, London
Judges: Alain Roux, Brian Turner CBE, André Garrett (2002 scholar), Rachel Humphrey, Clare Smyth MBE
The chefs competing in Birmingham
Scott Braithwaite, L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
Jonathan Ferguson, The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Co. Durham
Oliver Marlow, Roganic, London
Curtis Tonge, Northcote, Lancashire
Jac Webster, Angel at Hetton, Yorkshire
Joshua Fulcher, Restaurant 22, Cambridge
Judges: Michel Roux Jr, Sat Bains (1999 scholar), Angela Hartnett MBE, Simon Hulstone (2003 scholar).
There are two chefs in reserve (should any finalists not be able to compete):
Connor Wilson, The Traddock, North Yorkshire
Nathan Cornwell, Moor Hall, Lancashire