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It's been an anxious wait for young chefs around the world, but the moment has finally arrived: here are the names of the 135 S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 semi-finalists chosen by ALMA to compete in the fourth edition of the biggest talent search for the best young chef in the world!
Below, by clicking on the buttons below representing each of the 12 countries, you can find the talented young chefs handpicked from over 2000 candidates in over 50 countries with stand out signature dishes.
Good luck to all these talented young chefs!
A total of 12 regional competitions will be organised around the world where the selected young chefs will go head to head with other semi-finalists in the region. This will be their first experience of cooking their signature dish live and under competition rules as well as the scrutiny of a panel of independent top chef judges.
By the end of December 2019, all the regional finals will have taken place and the names of the 12 finalists will be revealed. The opportunity to cook on the international platform of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 Grand Finale in June 2020, in front of an international panel of some of the best chefs in the world, known as the Seven Sages, will crown the best young chef in the world.
Each young chef competitor has the chance to shine even brighter in this new competition as a number of new awards have been introduced at both a regional final level as well as at the Grand Finale in this new edition:
- 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.
- 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.
Check back with us to keep up to date on the upcoming news on the local competitions, regional winners and all announcements at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Regional Finalists