S.Pellegrino has announced the much anticipated return of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, a global competition recognising leading young culinary talent from across the world.
Applications are now open for the third edition, which will feature various novelties aimed to provide contestants with further opportunities to demonstrate and strengthen their skills, while gaining valuable visibility.
The contest will now take place over a span of 18 months, with this next edition lasting from 2017 to 2018. The upcoming year will include preliminary selection rounds and the local competitions, followed by the grand finale in June 2018, where finalists will compete for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 title. The extended duration will allow candidates more time to work side by side with their assigned chef mentors to improve their signature dishes and refine their skill set in preparation for the finals.
Winners of S.Pellegrino Young Chef are presented with the extraordinary opportunity to gain global visibility and a significant professional boost, as well as the chance to take part in several of the brand’s annual events around the world, including but not limited to those related to the Young Chef competition.
“It is a great honour to be named S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016,” said last year’s winner Mitch Lienhard of the United States. “The experience has provided many unforgettable moments so far, and I am thankful for the impact the title will have on my career. I look forward to continuing my work with S.Pellegrino to help find the culinary world’s best new talent, and serving as a mentor to future competitors.”
All candidates are required to understand and speak English, as it is the official language of the competition.
More information and applications for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 can be found on the website.