S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 open for entries

The deadline to enter the S. Pellegrino Talent Awards is December 15, with the winners announced in Milan in June 2015

Young chefs under 30 can enter the competition.
Young chefs under 30 can enter the competition.

S.Pellegrino has launched a project to find the best young chefs of the world, culminating in the S. Pellegrino Talent Awards in June 2015.

Young chefs have time till December 15 to submit their application together with their signature dish on www.finedininglovers.com, the online magazine endorsed by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The chefs will have to be no older then 30 and working as professionals in a restaurant as chefs or sous chefs or chefs de partie for at least one year.

From December 16 all the candidates will be divided in 20 regions according to the geographic area they are from. The 20 regions include: Italy, France, Germany-Austria, Switzerland, Spain-Portugal, UK-Ireland, Russia/Baltics/CIS (ex Soviet union), Scandinavia (Norway/Sweden/Finland/Denmark), East Europe, BeNeLux, Med Countries, USA, Canada, Africa-Middle East, Latin America - Caribbean, Pacific (Australia/NZ/Pacific Islands), China, Japan, Central Asia, and Southern - East Asia.

Then ALMA, the international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine, will select the first 10 finalists for each region according to: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty, message.

Between January 16 and February 28, the 10 finalists of each area will have to compete during a local event. Each region will have a jury composed of independent top chefs who will taste the signature dishes of the finalists and choose the best one. By the end of February, the 20 best local young chefs from each world’s region will be announced as the official finalists.

S.Pellegrino is working with Vogue Italia on this project: in March 2015 Vogue Italia will match the 20 chefs with 20 emerging stylists. Each of them will ideate a fashion creation inspired by the signature dish of the chefs.

The S.Pellegrino Talent Awards will be on June 25-27 in Milan, where S.Pellegrino will be the official water of Expo Milano 2015 and of the Italian Pavillion.

An international jury of chefs will award the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, while those attending the final event will vote to assign Best Couple Chef Stylist 2015.


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