Entries open for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
The international competition last year attracted 3,000 entries
Entries for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 contest are open, with a deadline of March 31, 2016.
The international competition, which last year attracted 3,000 entries, is looking for the best young chef in the world.
All entrants can submit their application together with their signature dish on www.finedininglovers.com, an online magazine for food enthusiasts endorsed by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
To qualify, chefs need to be under 30 years of age and have been working as professionals in a restaurant, either as chefs, sous chefs or chefs de partie, for at least one year.
The competition will progress through various selections made by ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine.
During Phase 1, all application will be divided into 20 geographical regions and 10 semi-finalists will be selected from each region to compete at a local event.
During Phase 2, a local jury will select a finalist from 10 semi-finalists.
The 20 finalists will then challenge each other during a grand finale on October 13 2016, in Milan, and a panel of judges will crown the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.