EVERY TWO YEARS, the Roux family takes a group of scholars on a culinary trip of a lifetime. Each tour is thrillingly bespoke. In Japan 2012,
the group prepared a banquet for 120 invited guests at a gala dinner
held at Hotel Peninsula in Tokyo that raised over £100,000 for the Tsunami
fund. And in New York 2014, they were treated to dinner in the private
dining room at Per Se, prepared and served by three-star Michelin legends
Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Last year, 11 scholars, including Andrew Fairlie, the first ever winner of the Roux Scholarship, joined Michel Roux, Alain Roux and Brian Turner on a gastronomic tour of California.
The five-day itinerary began in San Francisco, with visits to a selection of the region’s finest restaurants and tourist attractions. The best artisan bakeries, cafés and late-night bars were also on the menu, followed by wine tasting at some of the top vineyards in Napa Valley.
Enjoy a taster of this amazing educational trip by downloading the PDF below which features diary entries and photo journals from the scholars.