There are just a few days left to enter the 2011 Roux Scholarship, the winner of which will receive a three-month stage at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant anywhere in the world. The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, 4 February.
Entrants, who must work in the UK and be between 22 and 30, have to submit a monkfish recipe for four people, accompanied by a rice dish and a green vegetable.
The semi-finals are due to be held on 10 March in Birmingham and London.
Joining Alain Roux on the judging panel will be his father Michel, uncle Albert and cousin Michel Jnr, as well as Brian Turner, Gary Rhodes, Andrew Fairlie, David Nicholls and new judge James Martin.
The winner of the 2010 Roux Scholarship, Kenneth Culhane of BaxterStorey, is travelling to New York to do his winning stage at Jean George, one of five restaurants in the city with three Michelin stars.
Culhane said he has always wanted to spend time in the USA and his love of Asian food has made him decide that working with Jean-Georges Vongerichten would be beneficial.
"He is a great chef who has managed to marry both French and Asian influences in a new and exciting way for many years," he said. "The trip also gives me time to explore New York, its food and its culture."
For more details on taking part in the 2011 Roux Scholarship, as well as recently uploaded videos from former scholars Andrew Fairlie, Andrew Jones, André Garrett, Hrishikesh Desai and Steve Drake, visit the new website, www.rouxscholarship.co.uk.
By Amanda Afiya
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