In the week of the Roux Scholarship national final, former winner Paul O'Neill, head chef at André Garrett at Cliveden House, in Taplow, Berkshire, tells Chris Gamm what winning meant for his career and why young chefs must learn from the great chefs of the past
What impact did winning the Roux Scholarship in 2013 have on your career? I was senior sous chef at Ashdown Park at the time, and it was the first real competition I'd entered. I didn't expect to win. Now I'm head chef at Cliveden House, so it's opened up doors for me, to have the opportunity to work in one of the top properties in the country. Knowing André Garrett and being part of the Roux family is massive. I get to go to the family's events and ask for their advice.
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