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Qatar Airways sign three-year partnership with Roux Scholarship

Posted 2 December 2016 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways have announced a new three-year partnership with the Roux Scholarship.

The airline will support the culinary competition, established more than 30 years ago, which offers young chefs from across the United Kingdom the chance to win an all-expenses-paid, three-month placement at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant of their choice, along with a cash prize.

Since launching the professional development programme in 1984, brothers and world-renowned chefs Albert and Michel Roux OBE have sought to inspire a new generation of chefs, offering a life-changing opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most accomplished culinary personalities.

The 2017 Roux Scholarship judging panel will be led by cousins Alain and Michel Roux Jr, who will be supported by celebrity chefs and esteemed culinary figures, including James Martin, David Nicholls and Brian Turner, along with the first Roux scholar Andrew Fairlie and previous winners Sat Bains, André Garrett and Simon Hulstone.

Participants for the 2017 competition will be required to submit a recipe incorporating mussels and fresh whole rainbow trout. The judges will select the best 18 recipes and invite chefs to cook their dish as well as to perform a ‘mystery box’ dessert challenge at regional finals to be held in both Birmingham and London on 23 March 2017. The final of the competition will then be held on 10 April 2017 in London with the winner announced at a glittering award ceremony at The Langham Hotel in the city on the same evening. The successful chef can fly as a guest of the airline and have the opportunity to experience Qatar Airways’ world-class hospitality as they embark on their journey to begin the three-month scholarship.

Qatar Airways senior vice president for customer experience,  Rossen Dimitrov said: “Qatar Airways’ passion for service and on-board dining has great synergy with the Roux family’s philosophy for fine dining. Qatar Airways is extremely excited to become the official airline partner of the Roux Scholarship to support young chefs to nurture their talent by working alongside some of the world’s greatest culinary mentors.”

The Roux family added: “The Roux family is proud to announce that multi-award winning Qatar Airways will be the Roux Scholarship’s exclusive international airline sponsor until 2019. Our partnership underlines our mutual commitment not only to culinary excellence and customer service but to our shared passion to promote and inspire generations of upcoming chefs. We value Qatar Airway’s support as we look forward to a rewarding and exciting three-year alliance.”

 

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