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 honor 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 12/01/2017: All the S.Pellegrino® Young Chef Local Finals are now concluded and all the 21 finalists have been selected. Find out more about the S.Pellegrino® Young Chef USA finalist!
The wait is over, the rigorous selection process is complete, and the names of 210 talented young chefs from around the world who will compete in the prestigious S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition can now be revealed.
Each of the regional semi-finalists was carefully chosen by ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, where their signature dishes were assessed according to the criteria: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty and message. (Read S.Pellegrino Young Chef rules)
The chosen chefs will now proceed to the regional semi-final phase of the worldwide talent competition, which will unfold in the coming months.
A total of 21 local competitions will be organized around the world, giving the young semi-finalists their first taste of fierce competition as they face off against their peers. As part of the competition, a panel of esteemed local chef judges will have chance to try their signature dishes.
The jury will make the final decision regarding which of the ten competitors is the best young chef capable of representing their region. Additionally, in order to help guide them on their culinary journey, a chef mentor will be assigned to each regional winner.
The last leg of the competition will be the opportunity to cook on the international stage of the S.Pellegrino® Young Chef 2018 Grand Finale in Milan, where a jury of renowned international chefs will crown the best young chef in the world.