Michel Roux Jr Heads Up Judging Panel of The Taittinger Prix Culinaire International in the UK
Champagne Taittinger are delighted that Michel Roux Jr will be the UK Presidential Judge of the 2015 Taittinger Prix Culinaire International. Roux will head up a panel of ten top chef judges for the competition which is now open to chefs between the ages of 24 and 39, with over five years of experience.
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Set up 49 years ago, the competition - often referred to as the ‘Everest of Gastronomy’ - demonstrates Champagne Taittinger’s commitment to the promotion of young, upcoming chefs. Seven countries will host national finals, including the UK which will see the competition take place at Roux at Parliament Square on 5th September. Competitors are invited to submit a recipe of classic cuisine on a set theme - this year, it will be based on a poularde (large chicken). Ingredients are chosen from a supplied list and dishes prepared on the day. They will also prepare a second dish based on a theme provided by Michel Roux Jr. Closing dates for entries is 7th August.
All UK finalists will receive a Jeroboam of Champagne Taittinger and the UK winner will received €2,400, a trophy and a place in the international final which will be held in Paris on 23rd November. The winner of the international final will receive €10,000; the runner up €4,800 and the 3rd Prize winner, €2,500.