The Prize

The winner of the 2015 Chef Stagiaire Award will receive an all expenses paid trip to 2 internationally renowned restaurants.

Joel Robuchon Restaurant- Las Vegas within the MGM Grand

2 Weeks all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas participating in a stage at the internationally acclaimed Joel Robuchon Restaurant, working within the team of Claude le’ Tohic multi award winning chef and only chef to hold 3 Michelin Stars in Las Vegas.

mgm-grand-hotel-and-casinoThe natural partnership between Chef Claude Le Tohic and Chef Joel Robuchon has a long history of cultivation. The dynamic epicurean duo first began in 1987 when, after developing a considerable reputation as a restaurant consultant in France, Chef Le Tohic started working at Jamin, Chef Robuchon’s first Michelin star award winning restaurant in Paris.

Claude le Tohic

   Years later in 2004, Chef Le Tohic joined forces with Chef Robuchon again when the celebrated chef opened L’Atelier and Joel Robuchon in the MGM Grand and helped earn the eponymous restaurant the distinction of being the first and only three star Michelin restaurant in Las Vegas.


Six Senses – Zighy Bay Resort, Oman

Voted best restaurant in the Middle East 2012 and with a host of internationally recognised awards that sets this resort apart.

Six Senses Zighy Bay

The experience includes 2 weeks all expenses paid stage experience staying within the resort and working alongside the award winning team. Visit the website here.

Located on the northern Musandam Peninsula, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is flanked by mountains on one side and a 1600 metre sandy beach overlooking the azure waters of the Bay of Oman on the other.

Zighy Bar TapasFurnished in traditional Omani-style with rustic chic décor and modern amenities, all villas are spacious and offer a butler service, outdoor shower and private infinity swimming pool, with garden, pool beachfront or sea views.

Guests have a selection of memorable dining experiences to choose from. Voted ‘best restaurant’ in the Middle East Hotel Awards 2012; ‘Sense of the Edge’ perched on a hilltop serves international cuisine. The ‘Spice Market’ offers a variety of Middle Eastern and Continental flavours and the ‘Summer House’ is ideal for a bistro or al fresco lunch and dinner.