Starring role for caterer in new Roux kitchen TV series

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06:  Celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal (L) and Michel Roux Jr observe chefs preparing a meal of Brill Cherubin as they compete in the final round to win a 'Roux Scholarship' at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on April 6, 2009 in London, England. The prize for being awarded a Roux Scholarship is, among other things, a cheque for GBP 5,000 plus up to three month's training at a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Europe.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michel Roux Jr;Heston Blumenthal

Catering firm Food by Dish has joined forces with Michelin-star chef Michel Roux Jr. for Channel 4’s brand new series, Kitchen Impossible, which airs tonight.

The programme follows eight out-of-work people with disabilities put through an intensive four-week introduction to catering. The Le Gavroche chef teaches his latest trainees the basic skills of the kitchen to prepare them for a shift at a steakhouse.

As part of the training, Food by Dish mentored two candidates on general event catering practices, including the art of waiting, how to deliver the food and knowledge of the dish being served.

They also joined Roux in teaching the participants the essentials of the kitchen. This concluded in the pair preparing and serving a tasting menu to Food by Dish and their client Merlin at the Riverside Rooms.

Hannah Flood, sales and marketing director at Food by Dish, says: “Catering is often seen as one of the toughest jobs around, with its intense and fast-paced environment. As one of London’s leading caterers we were delighted to be part of this project and work alongside Michael Roux Jr., with whom we share the same ethos that no one is unemployable.”

Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr. starts tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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