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Hundreds of applicants have competed this year for the chance to win the prestigious Roux Scholarship. With only around 16 talented chefs making it to the Regional Finals each year, we are Privileged to have two of those shining stars here at the Montagu Arms
Carl Chappel, Junior Sous Chef and Matthew Whitfield, Chef de Partie at the Michelin star Terrace Restaurant have impressed the judges enough in the first heat to make it through to the Regional Finals. Our Chefs were required to create a written recipe and method which demonstrated the best balance of creativity, taste and practicality.
On 10th March 2011 both chefs will be competing for the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Terrace Restaurant's Head Chef and Roux Scholar 2005, Matthew Tomkinson. Matthew says "the Roux Scholarship was one of the most competitive and pressure intensive events of his career so far". Matt competed against 6 other chefs in front of a panel comprising Gary Rhodes, Rick Stein , Brian Turner, David Nicholls, Tamasin Day-Lewis and of course the Roux family. Needless to say he came out a winner. He went on to win a Michelin star, one year afterwards as Head Chef at the Goose in Oxfordshire.
We wish Carl and Matthew the best of luck!
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