Daniel Cox, the 2008 Roux Scholar, has chosen to spend his three-month stage at El Raco de Can Fabes, the three-Michelin-starred Barcelona restaurant.
Can Fabes, which is a Grand Chef member of Relais et Chateaux, is owned and run by Santi and Angels Santamaria.
Cox, who works for Compass Group’s fine dining division Restaurant Associates at its contract for investment bank UBS in London, will join the Can Fabes brigade at the beginning of September,
He is the second Roux Scholar to choose Spain for his stage, after Simon Hulstone, the 2003 Scholar, spent three months with Martin Berasategui in San Sebastian.
As well as the three-month stage, Cox won £5,000 cash, courtesy of the Savoy Educational Trust to be used to further his culinary education.
He also receives a week’s paid work-experience in New York, courtesy of Restaurant Associates; an expenses paid trip including travel and overnight accommodation to visit the wine cellars of Champagne Gosset at Aÿ for a guided tour of the production process, a trip to visit the Caffé Musetti roasting factory in Milan, courtesy of L’Unico, a commemorative saucier from All-Clad and a set of Global Knives to the value of £1,000.
The Roux Scholarship is supported by Caterer and Hotelkeeper, British Airways Inflight Service, Castello Monte Vibiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Direct Seafoods, Fruisana Fruit Sugar, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, and Yes Chef! magazine.
The 2009 competition will be launched in the autumn – full information can be found by visiting www.rouxscholarship.co.uk
By Daniel Thomas
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