January 25, 2017
S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water has announced that the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 will accept applications from February 1 to April 30, 2017. Now in its third edition, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef contest recognizes leading young chefs wrldwide, with the competition lasting 18 months. The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 winner will be announced in Milan in June 2018.
The third edition of this global competition will also feature a distinguished panel of judges, named the Seven Sages, which is comprised of some of the most celebrated culinary masters of the world. These judges are responsible for deciding the winner of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 at the finals in Milan, Italy. Past judges include Wylie Dufresne (USA), Elena Arzak (Spain), Mauro Colagreco (France) and Roberta Sudbrack (Brazil).
Winners of S.Pellegrino Young Chef are presented with the opportunity to gain global visibility, as well as the chance to take part in several of the brand’s annual events around the world, including those related to the Young Chef competition. Previous winners of the competition are Ireland-based Mark Moriarty (winner in 2015) and U.S.-based Mitch Lienhard (winner in 2016). Lienhard worked closely with chef Dominique Crenn, who served as his chef mentor leading up to and during the competition.