The big day has come at last! On June 26th 2015 the Grand Final of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 “talent search” will come to Milan, to elect this year’s winner.
This event will mark the conclusion of a long process that saw over 3000 applicants register and submit their signature dishes during the opening phase, before 20 finalists got selected in the regional contests to come to Milan for a chance to win the final prize.
A jury of seven famous international chefs – the “seven sages” ─ will evaluate the work of the finalists to draw out a winner: Gastón Acurio, Yannick Alléno, Massimo Bottura, Margot Janse, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Joan Roca and Grant Achatz.
In addition, each finalist has been paired with an emerging designer selected by Vogue Italia to design a fashion creation inspired by their partner’s signature dish, giving birth to a fusion between fine food and style. During the Grand Final, there will be two prizes handed out to the Best Chef-Designer couple – one voted by the guests attending the ceremony, including members of the press, and another one voted on the web by food and fashion lovers.
Finally, a Best Designer Award will be assigned to the best young designer by Vogue Italia, and a jury led by Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Editorial Director of Condé Nast Italia and Global Ambassador against Hunger (WFP), and made of Massimiliano Giorgetti, Ennio Capasa, Alberta Ferretti, Sara Maino, Marlene Taschen, Giò Marconi.
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