Good Food reunites with Roux family

UKTV's Good Food channel is following up on its 10-part series The Roux Legacy (pictured) with a one-off doc special featuring the culinary clan, The Roux Scholarship.
February 16, 2012

UKTV’s Good Food channel is following up on its 10-part series The Roux Legacy (pictured) with a one-off doc special The Roux  Scholarship.

The one-hour special, once again produced by Cactus Television, will focus on the family’s yearly search for a new culinary scholar who will win three months in a three Michelin-starred restaurant of their choice, along with a life-long mentorship from the Roux family.

Set to air in Q3 2012, The Roux Scholarship will follow each stage of the 2012 scholarship competition process, now in its 29th year, from regional heats to the national final and the ceremony that announces the winner. Judges include all four members of the Roux family – Albert, Michel, Michel Jr. and Alain – as well as other top chefs.

The Roux Scholarship will be produced by Chris Worthington and executive produced by Amanda Ross from Cactus Television and overseen by UKTV’s senior commissioning editor, Catherine Catton.

“We’re delighted to be working once more with all four members of the Roux family,” said Good Food general manager Clare Laycock. “The Roux Scholarship highlights the important role they have had on British food and how they believe that the future lies in nurturing new talent through this incredible annual contest.”

“The Roux family is incredibly passionate about being able to pass on their legacy to the next generation of chefs,” added Amanda Ross, executive producer for Cactus Television. “With previous winners including Sat Bains and Andrew Fairlie and a host of other Michelin starred chefs, it is testament to the power of the Roux Scholarship.”

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