The Latin America regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 will take place in Peru's capital city, Lima, in mid September 2019.
Fifteen hopeful young chefs from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico as selected by ALMA culinary school, will face off in a live cooking competition presenting their signature dishes to a local jury, of five professional chefs; Jefferson Rueda (Brazil) , Carolina Bazan (Chile), Harry Sasson (Colombia), Elena Reygadas (Mexico) TBC and Pia Leon (Peru).
The chefs will be tasked with the challenging job of selecting one finalist and their signature dish to will represent the region at the Grande Finale S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020.
At this regional competition level the chefs will be competing for four awards:
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award
Awarded for each Region by an independent chef jury, and at the Grand Finale by the Seven Sages, this award is given to the chef who has unrivalled technical skills, genuine creativity and an exceptional, strong personal belief about Gastronomy.
S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility
Voted by an internationally recognized voice on sustainability in food, for the dish that will represent the principle of socially responsible practises.
Acqua Panna Award
Voted for by mentors representing 50 countries around the world, for the dish that will be the one that reflects the perfect connection between different cultures on the plate.
TAKE YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE!
The fourth prize is the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award, voted for by the online Fine Dining Lovers community, for the young chefs that best represent their personal belief within their dish.
Fine Dining Lovers' readers will be able to vote for their favourite chef and the message they portray with their dish ahead of the regional final. We'll bring you news of when and how.
Stay tuned with #SPYoungChef for all the competition updates and news!