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UK Scholarship Award
The 14 Finalists Revealed

uksa 2016 finalists revealed

Following the five regional semi-finals of the UK Scholarship Award, the fourteen finalists have been selected.

Meeting with all 37 semi finalists across the five regions of the UK, candidates were judged on their passion for pâtisserie by a panel made up of Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs alongside the partnering chef in each location: Will Holland for Wales and the Midland, Simon Hulstone for the South West, Anna Hansen for London and the South East, Mark Greenaway for Scotland and Northern Ireland and Frances Atkins for the North.

Now just 14 candidates remain in the competition after a record number of applications from people of all ages and backgrounds hoping to be considered for the prize of a lifetime.

The successful candidates who have been selected for the Grand Final are:

  • Francezka Bell
  • Emily Black
  • Hannah Cannell
  • Jessica Deakin
  • Lawri Dowie
  • Maria Elisavet Kostaki
  • Bethany Marsh
  • Keiron Murphy
  • Ka-Lai Poon
  • Olivia Potts
  • Tim Schilling
  • Annabelle Spence
  • Megan Roberts
  • Sophie Rogers

Worth over £35,000 the award will offer the one lucky winner a place on the coveted Diplôme de Pâtisserie followed by a three month Diploma in Culinary Management, and includes luxury accommodation in central London courtesy of our partner Urbanest and an internship with Clare Smyth MBE, at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Hospital Road, Chelsea where Clare has been Head Chef for the past six years and became the first British female chef to hold and retain 3 Michelin Stars.

The final stage of the competition will take place on Thursday 2nd June 2016.


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