Following months of intense regional competition we are now ready for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Grand Final which takes place from 13-15 October in Milan, Italy.
Over 3,000 chefs entered the global search to find the best young talent in the world. Of those, 200 young chefs were short-listed for the 20 regional semi-finals.
After winning their regional final each of the 20 finalists were paired up with a mentor who was also on the local selection panel. Over the past months they have worked closely with their mentors to perfect their signature dishes ready to present to seven of the world’s top chefs at the Grand Final.
Known as the Seven Sages, this top-notch jury is composed of Gaggan Anand, Elena Arzak, Mauro Colagreco, Carlo Cracco, Wylie Dufresne, David Higgs and Roberta Sudbrack.
Following the first two days of the Grand Final the 20 finalists will be whittled down to just three for the final day, who will compete head-to-head to take the crown from last year's winner, Mark Moriarty, and so become the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
UPDATE 14 OCTOBER
Mitch Lienhard (USA finalist) goes through to the final day! Watch the highlights so far...
3 finalists go through to the final day
Day 2: Second 10 chefs compete
Day 1: First 10 chefs compete
Don’t miss the final day’s action live streamed right here and on Facebook on 15 October from 1pm EST.
And be sure to follow all the action on our social channels using #SPYoungChef.