The deadline for the 2008 Roux Scholarship is fast approaching, with applicants urged to get their entries in by Friday 18 January.
The organisers of the Roux Scholarship have revealed a £10,000 prize pot for the competition's 25th anniversary, with the winner taking £5,000 and the other finalists £1,000 each.
A coveted three-month stage at a three Michelin-starred establishment courtesy of the Savoy Education Trust is also up for grabs, as well as a week in New York courtesy of Compass Group's Restaurant Associates.
Judges for this year's competition include first Roux Scholar Andrew Fairlie as well as Gary Rhodes, Brain Turner, David Nicholls and Heston Blumenthal.
Tracey MacLeod, restaurant critic for the Independent magazine, also joins the panel headed by Michel and Albert Roux.
For full entry details on the 2008 award go to www.rouxscholarship.co.uk or call 020 8744 0744.
By Gemma Sharkey
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