The young chefs taking part in the Grand Final have all spent months practising and perfecting their dishes, but they haven’t been alone. Each of them has been paired with their very own mentor - a well known chef already working in the industry - who has been on hand to help them improve their dish, work on presentation, answer any questions or just offer some words of wisdom and support.
Each of the mentors have had their own successful careers and all of them come from very different backgrounds, styles, countries and disciplines. We have spent the last few months interviewing all of the mentors and now’s your chance to meet them all individually.
Below you can see all 20 Mentors for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
Clare Smyth, Hélène Darroze and Nieves Barrágan Mohacho are just a few of the women recognised in CODE Hospitality's annual round-up of influential women creating positive change in the industry. See the list.