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.
With the third edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef underway, the excitement surrounding global talent search to find the best young chef is building.
At the start of June 2017 the names of the 210 semi-finalists (10 for each region) were announced, along with their chosen signature dish.
Those talented young chefs are now taking part in the local competitions in 21 regions around the world. At these finals the young chefs have the first opportunity to compete cooking their signature dish live.
At each event a finalist will be selected by a local jury of top chefs to represent their region at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan 2018.
Here are the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalists named so far that will be taking part in the ultimate adventure, the Grand Finale in Milan in May 2018:
GERMANY & AUSTRIA
SCANDINAVIA - BALTICS
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
UK & IRELAND