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The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy competition’s Seven Sages are tasked with mentoring the young chefs and guiding them through the many challenges of the Grande Finale. But what advice would they have given to themselves when they were young chefs? We asked each of the Seven Sages to write a letter offering their insight, experience and wisdom to their younger selves when their journey in gastronomy was just beginning. Here, acclaimed Brazilian chef Manu Buffara offers sage advice to herself for a successful career in the kitchen.