Finally, the long-awaited Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy 2021 competition is here! The event will take place in a number of prestigious venues in Milan from 28th to 30th October, and will be covered on the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy website and social media channels.
Besides the competition itself and awards ceremony, the three-day programme also includes a set of workshops for members of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy as well as a compelling forum featuring major names from global gastronomy.
The full agenda is as follows:
Thursday 28th October
It all kicks off with three dedicated workshops for the finalists of the three additional awards.
Workshop 1, for S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility finalists: Low-impact ingredients and social responsibility, a sustainable path, by Food Made Good.
Workshop 2, for Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy finalists: Global gastronomy: connecting creativity and the creation of experiences, by Basque Culinary Center.
Workshop 3, for Fine Dining Lovers Food For Thought Award finalists: Your Cuisine in Shapes and Shades, by Simone Bramante.
All three workshops will be recorded and made available to all S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy members over the coming months.
Friday 29th October
11:25am CEST (first session)
5:50pm CEST (second session)
The day everyone has been waiting for: the final round of the competition, when the 12 finalists for the main award prepare their signature dishes for the jury.
The drama will play out in Milan's Megawatt Court.
You can follow all the action via the live stream on the Academy’s website and Facebook page.
Saturday 30th October
The first S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Brain Food Forum, presented by gastronomic celebrities Massimo Bottura and Virgilio Martinez along with the Seven Sages jury panel of renowned chefs, will feature a series of talks themed around ‘Taste & Creativity’.
The forum will be held in Megawatt Court.
You can follow the live stream by subscribing free to FDL+ here.
The three days conclude with the awards ceremony, attended by the 48 young chef finalists, the 12 mentors, the jury of Seven Sages and other special guests.
The ceremony will be held in Milan's prestigious Palazzo del Senato.
It be live streamed via the Academy’s website and Facebook page.