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Young Chef 2018 Finalists Announcement


Application Reminder for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018

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UPDATE 14/05/2018: The wait is over - the winner of S.Pellegrino Young Chef has finally been crowned! Discover which rising star took home the honour of winning S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 and watch all the young chefs of the competition in the 4 live streaming episodes covering the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Grand Finale: a true display of extraordinary passion, skill and determination of the new talents in the world of gastronomy.

Young chefs are reminded that there are less than two weeks to go before the application deadline for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, with applications closing on 30 April 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for young professional chefs to take part in global competition showcasing their signature dish on a world platform under the mentorship of some of the biggest names in the industry.


Who can apply for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018?

Chefs de cuisine, chefs de partie, sous chefs and commis, aged 30 or under, from around the world, with at least one year’s work experience, are all invited to apply, and applications will be accepted in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French and Italian. However, all candidates will be required to both understand and speak English, as the official language of the competition.


How can I apply for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018?

In order to take part in the global talent search for the best young chef in the world, young talents must complete the online application here, submitting a recipe and photos of a "signature dish", some basic personal information, a CV and answer a few basic questions like “What are your professional dreams for the future?” and “What would you like to express with your dish?”


What is the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 application process?

Each application will be evaluated by ALMA, Italy's International School of gourmet cooking, throughout May 2017 with up to 10 finalists being shortlisted from each of the 21 global regions enlisted in the competition. Those finalists will first compete in Local Competitions taking place in each respective world region, where just one finalist will be selected by the local jury to represent the region at the grand final in Milan in the summer in 2018. It is on this world platform that 21 young chefs will face off in front of the Seven Sages, a panel of the world’s best chefs, who will select the best young chef in the world.

To be part of the exciting internationally renowned competition, take your culinary skills to the next level, work with some of the greatest chefs in the world and take away lasting memories and friends be sure to submit your online application by 30 April 2017 (check your eligibility in the new edition's competition rules) for what could be a life changing opportunity.