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S.Pellegrino  Young Chef 2018 Semifinalists


Semi-finalists Revealed in 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.

UPDATE 29/11/2017: All the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Local Finals are now completed and all the 21 finalists have been selected. Find out more about the finalists, look at their signature dishes and follow the interviews with their mentor chefs.

The anxious wait is over, the rigorous selection process complete, and the names of 210 talented Young Chefs from around the world shortlisted to compete in the prestigious S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition can now be revealed.

Click on each of the geographic regions below to find out the names of each of the successful young chefs that will compete in the Local Competitions 2017, along with details of their signature dishes.

1. Italy

2. France

3. Germany-Austria

4. Switzerland

5. Spain-Portugal

6. UK-Ireland

7. Russia-CIS (ex-Soviet Union)

8. Scandinavia-Baltics

9. East Europe

10. Benelux

11. Mediterranean Countries

12. USA             

13. Canada

14. Africa-Middle East

15. Central America–Caribbean

16. South America

17. Pacific (Australia/NZ/Pacific Islands)

18. China

19. Japan

20. North-East Asia

21. South-East Asia

Each young chef regional semi-finalist was carefully picked by ALMA -The International School of Italian Cuisine, where each of their signature dishes were assessed according to the same criteria: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty and message.

The semi-finalists will now proceed to the Local Competitions 2017 phase of the worldwide talent competition, which will unfold in the coming months and finish by December 2017. A total of 21 local competitions will be organised around the world giving the young semi-finalists their first taste of competition as they face off against their peers giving a panel of local chef judges the chance to try their signature dishes.

The jury’s decision will be final as they select the best young chef to capable of representing the region at a global level. However, in order to guide them on their culinary journey ahead a chef mentor will be assigned to each aspiring young chef.

The final stop will be the ultimate occasion, the opportunity to cook on the international platform of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Grand Finale in Milan, where a top jury, will crown the best young chef in the world.