The Roux Scholarship is Britain’s foremost annual culinary contest offering young cooks aged between 22-30 the opportunity to win an all expenses paid, work placement at a three star Michelin restaurant, which could be located anywhere across the world. The competition aims to kick-start their career as a professional chef and earns them invaluable experience working alongside some of the UK’s greatest gastronomic masterminds.
Since 1984, members of the Roux family and high profile chefs judge the applicants on technical skill, a strong palate and deep appreciation and understanding of the history of classical cooking as they undergo a series of culinary tests. The competition has gathered substantial interest across the food industry since it began over 30 years ago, today incorporating a highly successful digital media following that includes social sharing platforms distributing content from the competitions across YouTube and Twitter.
Each year, the Roux family reveals the name of the winning scholar in front of a large audience of prestigious guests, high profile chefs and leading figures from across the industry in an award ceremony held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park in London. In an exciting innovation to provide content for the growing digital need, this years’ award ceremony saw a live feed of the announcement of the winner for the first time since the competition began, streamed directly into the Roux Scholarship’s YouTube channel. Alain and Michel Roux Jr’s announcement of the winner went out to the live-streamed audience.
London-based independent production company Cactus TV, which specialises in entertainment and TV Events, has worked alongside the Roux Scholarship since 2010. Initially commissioned to stage and film the competition finals, Cactus TV has gone on to producemultiple TV series for the prestigious competition . This year, Cactus TV turned to Trickbox TV to provide the live streaming facilities for the 45-minute winner announcement that took place in early April.
“Providing live coverage and working on such a prestigious event can be challenging, which is why we turned to Trickbox TV to provide the live streaming facilities. They have experience working on a wide variety of live events across a multitude of different industries,” said Lucy Eagle of Cactus TV. “It’s always a privilege to work with such talented people, whether they be world-renowned chefs or an excellent flyaway production team!”
Harry Guy of Eden Hotel Collection, Stratford-Upon-Avon cooked his way to first place in this year’s competition, walking away with a placement at an esteemed three star Michelin restaurant.
More information can be found here: www.rouxscholarship.co.uk
“It’s always a privilege to work with such talented people, whether they be world-renowned chefs or an excellent flyaway production team!”
Lucy Eagle of Cactus TV