In a statement, the contest said: “It’s with regret, but for all participants’ protection, that we have taken the decision to postpone the regional finals, the national final and our awards ceremony until the autumn. New dates to be announced in due course.”
Eighteen chef finalists were due to cook in the regional finals in Birmingham and London on 19 March, with judges including Alain Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Clare Smyth and Sat Bains.
The national final was scheduled to take place in the capital on 6 April, overseen by this years’ honorary president of judges Bjorn Frantzen of Stockholm’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant Frantzen.
The Roux Scholarship was founded in 1984 by Albert Roux and his brother Michel Roux Sr.
Michel Sr's death last week at the age of 78 led to an outpouring of tributes from the restaurant industry.