Following months of rigorous selection rounds, competition and training, the Grand Finale of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 is almost here!
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.
Who's your favourite to win? Let us know by voting for them online here.
Live-Stream on FDL.com!
The chefs will cook in three groups of seven, before the final trio and an eventual winner is found.
Day 1 of the Grand Finale - 12 May
The first group of seven chefs will present their signature dishes to the Seven Sages from 12 to 1.10pm Milan time (CEST). Watch who wins on the live-stream.
You can see the second group of seven chefs face the Seven Sages on the live stream from 5.50 to 7.00pm Milan time (CEST).
Day 2 of the Grand Finale - 13 May
The third and final group of seven chefs will present their dishes to the Seven Sages from 12 to 1.10pm Milan time (CEST). Find out who will make it to the final cook-off on the live stream.
The Award Ceremony
The final award ceremony will begin in the evening at 7.00pm closing at 8.10pm Milan time (CEST).
Join us to find out who will be crowned S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 as chosen by the Seven Sages!
There will also be two additional awards presented in the closing ceremony:
Acqua Panna - Taste of Authenticity Award 2018: voted by the 21 mentors
Fine Dining Lovers People’s Choice Award - the exciting new award voted by worldwide foodies through the online voting system.
Tune in to find out who will win first.