S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award deadline extended
Young chefs can now submit their applications for S.Pellegrino Award until December 31
Due to the festive season and consequent hectic schedules for chefs, S.Pellegrino has extended the deadline for application submission for its Young Chef 2015 awards.
Chefs can apply to participate until December 31 at www.finedininglovers.com; this applies to all regions, including Middle East, the GCC and the United Arab Emirates.
The criteria for applicants has been predefined by S.Pellegrino; the chefs need to be under 30 and working as professionals in a restaurant , either as chefs, sous chefs or chefs de partie, for at least one year.
Moreover, they have also shared the road way to the awards, breaking it down to six phases.
December 10 - 31, 2014
Chefs are asked to fill in some simple online forms and provide some basic details, uploading their remune, a recipe for their signature dish and photos of the their dish.
December 31, 2014 – January 15, 2015
The candidates will be divided in 20 regions according to the geographic area they are from. Thereafter ALMA will carefully go through the online applications to select the first 10 finalists for each region according to five parameters: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty, message.
January 16 – February 28, 2015
The 10 finalists of each area will then compete at a local event: each region will have a jury composed by 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.
March 1 – 31, 2015
In March 2015 Vogue Italia will match the 20 chefs with 20 emerging stylists. At this point 20 couples chef/designer will be formed.
April 1 – June 15, 2015
The finalist chef and designer from each country will work together to interpret the chef’s signature dish with his/her own original creation. Both the signature dish and fashion creation will be presented at the final event in Milan.
June 25-27, 2015
The culminating event of the project – the S.Pellegrino Talent Awards - will be held in Milan. Dishes and fashion creations crafted as a result of the competition will be displayed. An international jury of famous chefs will award the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, while the cuisine and fashion lovers attending the final event will vote to assign Best Couple Chef Stylist 2015.