Knives are being sharpened, whites ironed and final mentor advice absorbed as the 21 young chef finalists prepare for their journey to Milan for the Grand Finale.
On 12 and 13 May 2018 two intense days of competitive cooking will unfold and the young chefs have their culinary skills and determination tested like never before.
Each of the international hand-picked chefs will have just 5 hours cooking time to prove their culinary capabilities to the international chef jury known the Seven Sages.
The young chef's signature dish which wows the judges the most will take gold, walking in the footsteps of previous winners, Mark Moriarty and Mitch Lienhard, embarking on an incredible professional journey ahead.
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