After a number of request from busy chefs hard at work during the Christmas period, the application period to apply for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 has been extended.
Chefs will now have until December 31st 2014 at 23:59 (GMT+1)to fill in their applications and apply for the most exciting search for young culinary talent ever conducted.
Below is a breakdown of how the search will work.
10 December - 31 December 2014
Chefs are asked to fill in some simple online forms and provide some basic details, uploading their cv, a recipe for their signature dish and photos of the their dish.
31 December 2014 – 15 January 2015
ALMA (the world's leading international educational and training center for Italian Cuisine) will select a maximum of 10 semi-finalists for each of the 20 world areas.
16 January – 28 February 2015
The semi-finalist chefs of each area will have to to cook their signature dish for a Local Jury who will select one finalist from their area.
1 – 31 March 2015
Vogue Italia chooses one young fashion designer from each of the finalist 20 areas. At this point 20 couples chef/designer will be formed.
1 April – 15 June 2015
The finalist chef and designer from each country will work together to interpret the chef’s signature dish with his/her own original creation. Both the signature dish and fashion creation will be presented at the final event in Milan.
25 - 27 June 2015
All finalists will be at Expo Milano 2015 (Italy) for the Grand Final. During the event, the finalist chefs prepare their signature dish to be judged by an International top chef Jury. The Jury will award just one as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015. The 20 chef/designer couples' work will be judged by the Grand Final Event guests (journalists, PR agencies, etc.) and one duo will be awarded as Best Couple Chef/Designer 2015.