Ben Arnold becomes second Robbie Millar Scholar

10 April 2008
Ben Arnold becomes second Robbie Millar Scholar

Ben Arnold from Westminster Kingsway College has become the second Robbie Millar Scholarship winner.

Arnold impressed judges including chef Paul Rankin to best seven other finalists during a cook off at the South West Regional College in Dungannon.

In addition to receiving the Scholarship Sculpture created by Ross Wilson, he has won a stage at the Michelin-stared River Café in London, which had a fire drama last weekend.

He will also spend time at the Valrhona Chocolate Tain L'Hermitage training centre and with Illy Coffee in Triesle in Italy.

Arnold takes home a magnum of Billecart-Salmon NV from wine merchant James Nicholson and a set of Victrinox knifes from Henderson Food Service.

The scholarship was set up in memory of Northern Irish Michelin-starred Robbie Millar who was killed in a car crash in 2005.

Robbie's wife Shirley Millar, who presented the award, said: "I'm delighted to see Robbie's name honoured with such a fine performance from all the finalists."

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By Chris Druce

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