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Restaurant Associates chefs in Roux Scholarship 2014 regional finals

Four chefs from Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, have been announced as regional finalists in the Roux Scholarship 2014 competition.

Compass Group news team
Friday 28 February 2014

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David Salt and Shane Cooke from Restaurant Associates have once again made it to the regional finals (having reached this stage of the competition in 2013), along with Sam Carter and Sabrina Gidda. The four Restaurant Associates chefs are amongst 18 regional finalists, who all impressed judges with their saddle of venison recipes in the regional heats.

The 18 chefs across the two regional finals in Birmingham and London will be given two and a half hours to create a main dish and dessert from a mystery box of ingredients given to them on the day. The judges will be looking for recipes and methods which demonstrate the best balance of creativity, taste, style and practicality in the finished dish.

Andy Harris, Managing Director of Restaurant Associates said: “Brilliant food created by our brilliant people is at the very core of our philosophy at Restaurant Associates. Our chefs play a pivotal role in turning this philosophy into reality across our client sites so it is fantastic that four of our culinary team have been recognised for their talent and have reached the Roux Scholarship regional finals; I’m exceptionally proud of their achievements and wish them all the very best of luck.”

Restaurant Associates’ regional finalists will all be competing in the London heat, due to be held at the University of West London on 20 March 2014. Six winners from across the two regional finals will then go on to compete in the Roux Scholarship 2014 National final on 14 April this year. The 2014 Roux Scholar will receive a career-changing opportunity: a three-month stage at a 3 Michelin starred restaurant anywhere in the world, before becoming part of an elite club and on a fast track to the very top of the profession.

For more information about the Roux Scholarship visit www.rouxscholarship.co.uk and follow @RouxScholarship on Twitter.


For more information on Compass Group UK & Ireland:
Tara Carroll, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554210 / Mob:  07798 566405
Email: tara.carroll@compass-group.co.uk