Roux Scholars’ News

Matt Tomkinson
Roux Scholar 2005 Matt left his role at The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu to take up an exciting role at Betony at The Kings Head, Whiteparish.

Luke Selby
In the 2019 Michelin Guide, Hide received its first star. Then, in May 2019, Luke announced he would be leaving the restaurant to pursue other opportunities. We enjoyed following his trip to the Seychelles on Instagram where he spent some time after leaving.
We eagerly await news of his next move!

André Garrett
Roux Scholar 2002 and Roux Scholarship judge André took up a new role in January as Executive Head Chef of the Corinthia in London, in October, The Caterer ran a feature about the move.

Paul O’Neill
With André leaving for his role at the Corinthia, Roux Scholar 2013 Paul O’Neill became Executive Chef of Cliveden House.

Mark Birchall
Roux Scholar 2011 Mark Birchall has had a fantastic year – he won his second Michelin star for Moor Hall and the restaurant was named the number one restaurant in the National Restaurant Awards.

Tom Barnes
Having returned to the UK last year to take up the role of Head Chef at Rogan & Co in Cartmel, Roux Scholar 2014 Tom Barnes played a key role in the restaurant winning its first Michelin star.

Steve Drake
Having opened Sorrel in 2017, Steve Drake – who won the scholarship in 2001 – won a star in the 2019 Michelin Guide. This is his second-ever star; his previous restaurant Drakes in Ripley held one for 14 years.

Armand Sablon
Armand, who won in 2007, will soon be moving to Hong Kong for a two-year placement with Dining Concepts as their Corporate Chef and he will be doing four openings over the next two years.

Andrew Jones
Roux Scholar 2004 Andrew left the role of Executive Head Chef of Chamberlain’s of London, which he joined in November 2011. He took some time out for travelling before taking up a new role in Saint Lucia as Executive Chef at Sugar Beach Resort.