S.Pellegrino Young Chef

S.Pellegrino Young Chef Competition
S.Pellegrino Young Chef

S.Pellegrino Young Chef is the biggest talent search to find the best young chef in the world supported by some of the world’s best chefs.

S.Pellegrino Young Chef is the global talent search to find the best young chef in the world. A worldwide competition designed to find and nurture the future of gastronomy.

The event attracts the most influential and renowned members of the gastronomy community involving dozens of the world’s best chefs in discovering, mentoring and promoting the next generation of culinary talent. It offers even more opportunities than any other competition for young chefs to develop their skills and gain invaluable professional visibility, than any other.

The competition has evolved since it first launched in 2015 to broaden the diversity of the participants and is now held biannually with more awards available and even greater mentorship. Young chefs are given global visibility and mentorship from some of the best chefs in the world. The competition is divided into regions with around 50 countries represented and emphasis on female chef participation.

Thousands of young chefs from dozens of countries around the world apply to take part in the prestigious competition of global proportions with career-changing potential and where lifelong friendships and contacts are formed.

Ireland’s Mark Moriarty was crowned best young chef in the inaugural edition, Mitch Lienhard from the USA in the second and Japan’s Yasuhiro Fujio was crowned winner at the Grand Finale in Milan in the third.

Chefs are put through a series of rigorous tests in order to ensure only the very best talent succeeds at each competition stage. A set of criteria known as the “Golden Rules” sets the benchmark for their technical skills, creativity and personal belief, that is their vision in relation to the notion of social gastronomy.

Following regional heats, each winning chef is allocated a chef mentor to help them refine their dish and hone their presentation skills in order to best present themselves and their signature dish at the international finals, where they compete head-to-head with the other regional finalists.

The Grand Finale is held over two days in front of a grand jury of some of the world’s most famous chefs. Past judges have included Dominique Crenn, Massimo Bottura, Virgilio Martinez, Gaggan Anand and Paul Pairet. They will be responsible for determining the best young chef in the world and ultimately crowning the reigning “S.Pellegrino Young Chef”.

Additional awards are also given to young chefs that have excelled in other areas, including, The Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award, the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, and the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy.

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Here are the 7 world-renowned chefs who will be the jurors for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition. They will judge the dishes of 21 global finalists.
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Umberto Bombana: 'Whatever Tastes Good Would Inspire Me'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for North East Asia, about his cuisine and why a chef's journey is all about evolution.
Elizabeth Puquio Landeo: “Representing Latin America is a dream”
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Elizabeth Puquio Landeo: “Representing Latin America is a dream”
Elizabeth Puquio Landeo will represent South America at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. She talks about his career in this interview!
Anton Husa: “Nothing should go to waste”
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Anton Husa: “Nothing should go to waste”
Anton Husa will represent Scandinavia at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career and experience in this interview!
Killian Crowley: “We are the next generation of Irish chefs who can make a change”
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Killian Crowley: “We are the next generation of Irish chefs who can make a change”
Killian Crowley will represent UK and Ireland at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career and experience in this interview!
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Mikel Alonso: 'Making a Diner Happy is Priceless'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Central America and Caribbean region, about his cuisine that fuses Mexican and Basque cooking traditions
Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais: “I Fell in Love with the Excitement and the Pressure of Making Food”
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Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais: “I Fell in Love with the Excitement and the Pressure of Making Food”
Chef Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais will represent Canada at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career in this exclusive interview!
John Taube IV is Crowned Winner at the US Final
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John Taube IV is Crowned Winner at the US Final
John Taube IV will represent the US at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Grand Finale in Milan, Italy.
David Andrés is crowned winner of the Spain-Portugal region with his dish of Bluefin Tuna
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David Andrés is crowned winner of the Spain-Portugal region with his dish of Bluefin Tuna
David Andrés has been crowned winner of the Spain-Portugal Young Chef competition and will be representing the Iberian region at the Grand Finale in Milan.
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Congratulations to All the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Finalists 2018!
Congratulations to All the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Finalists 2018! Find out more about the finalists, their signature dishes and the mentors!
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Oriol Castro: 'Cooking Is My Thrill'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Spain and Portugal, on the importance of creativity, risk and teamwork and their role in his success.
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Richard Ekkebus: 'Failures Are Part of Learning'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for South East Asia, on his culinary education around the world and on his plans for the future.
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Wojciech Modest Amaro's Spirit of Place
We catch up with the East European S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Mentor, Wojciech Modest Amaro, to find out more about his own journey as a chef.
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Marthinus Ferreira: 'Don’t be Afraid to Fail'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Africa Middle East, about how he developed his style of cooking and about his plans for the future.
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Henri Alén's 'Fun Dining'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for the Scandinavia &amp; Baltic region, on putting the fun back into fine dining.
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Andrei Shmakov: 'Think and Act like a Guest'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Russia, about new-Russian cuisine and his plans for the future.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: all the Finalists & Mentors
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: all the Finalists & Mentors
Find out the 21 best young chefs in the world that will compete at the Grand Finale in Milan with the support of their chef mentors.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: Local Competition News and Updates
Get the lowdown on the latest exciting events leading up to the selection of the most talented young chef in the world.
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Riccardo Bertolino: 'Every Taste Evokes a Memory'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Canada, about how his experiences of globetrotter shaped him as a chef.
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Scott Pickett: 'The Kitchen Is My Home'
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Pacific region talks about how he will approach his role for the upcoming competition and his plans for the future.
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John Taube Will Represent USA at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale
John Taube wins the regional heat and will now represent the USA at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef final in Milan, Italy.
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Rafael Osterling: 'Just Learn, Be Strong'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for South America, about Peruvian cuisine, seafood and how diplomacy helped him become a chef.
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Gavin Kaysen: It Takes Discipline, Humility and Drive
We catch up with the USA S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Mentor, Gavin Kaysen, to find out more about how he will approach his role for the upcoming competition.
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James Maxwell-Stewart: Cooking 'Full English' in Oslo
Meet the emigrant English chef and S.Pellegrino Young Chef juror cooking 'Full English' food for curious Norwegians in the nation's capital.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Italian Local Final
Watch the action as it happened live at the Italian Local Final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 on 11th September 2017.
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Anthony Genovese: I Always Focus on Creating Emotions
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Italy, about his cuisine and the new gourmet experience offered by his restaurant 'Il Pagliaccio'.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: All the Local Juries and Mentors
Find out the exciting line-up of professional chef jurors in the local competition phase of the global talent search to find the world's best young chef.
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Frédéric Anton: 'I Am Very Attached to the Products'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for France, about his career and the future of French cuisine.
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Franck Giovannini: 'The Ingredient is Sacred for Me'
A chat with the Swiss chef Franck Giovannini about his work at the Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, continuing Benoît Voilier's legacy.
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Nikos Roussos: 'Quality Always Prevails'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Mediterranean Countries, about his Funky and Gourmet innovative cuisine.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: How were the Semi-Finalists Selected?
We caught up with ALMA's educational co-ordinator Matteo Berti to find out just how this year's thousands of young chef applications measured up.
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Karlheinz Hauser: 'The Product is always the Star'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Germany-Austria, about German food and his exciting new restaurant project.
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Jacqueline Qiu: 'Talent is first and foremost'
A chat with Jacqueline Qiu, Chinese jury member and mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition, about women chefs and the future of Chinese food.
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Zaiyu Hasegawa: Championing Hospitality in Cooking
From a cultish restaurant to a 'World’s 50 Best' destination: Zaiyu Hasegawa shares the secrets of DEN’s inspired kaiseki success.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: Here are the Semi-Finalists!
We reveal the names and dishes of the 210 hand picked young chefs to compete in the most exciting talent search for the best young chef in the world.
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Luca Fantin: 'I was Obsessed by Ingredients'
A chat with Luca Fantin from Ginza Tower, the only Michelin-starred Italian chef In Tokyo and Japan mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Applications are Now Open!
Applications are now open for the new edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, the most exciting global talent search young chefs. Don't miss the chance to apply!
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Mitch Lienhard: 'I'll Work Hard to Influence American Gastronomy'
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Mitch Lienhard shares his thoughts just after the event. Chef Mentor Dominique Crenn: 'The American food legacy starts today.'
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Mitch Lienhard is S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Mitch Lienhard, representing the USA, is the winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Mitch Lienhard Wins
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Mitch Lienhard Wins
Watch Mitch Lienhard as he wins the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Competiton 2016. 
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, Waiting for the Winner
Enjoy watching the moments as they happened live at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 as we wait for the final challenge when the winner will be crowned.
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France, Spain-Portugal and the USA are Finalists for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Congratulations to the three finalists selected by the prestigious chef jury, who will now compete head to head for a chance to become SPYC 2016.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: the 20 Finalists, in their Own Words
As the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Grand Final enters days two, we take the opportunity to meet the 20 finalists and learn what cooking means to them.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 | The 20 Finalist Dishes
Following months of regional competitions in 20 areas of the world and hard work perfecting their final signature dishes with professional guidance from thei
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: The Finalists' Dishes | Gallery
Starting today, 20 young chefs will present their signature dishes to a panel of top chefs: but who will be the winner? See the dishes.
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Inspirational Advice from the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Mentors
This year's line-up of chef mentors impart some final words of wisdom ahead of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition commencing 13 October.
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Gaggan Anand: "When Dreams Come True"
A chat with Gaggan Anand from Asia's Best Restaurant and one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 about lessons learnt and dreams coming true.
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Elena Arzak: "Believe in Yourself"
The acclaimed Basque country chef from Arzak and judge at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 shares her advice for young chefs in an evolving gastronomic landscape.
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Carlo Cracco: "Discover and Taste New Things Everyday"
A chat with Italian chef Carlo Cracco, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about the link between tradition and creativity.
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Karlheinz Hauser: 'Always Be Focused on the Product'
A chat with Baden-born chef Karlheinz Hauser, mentor for the Germany-Austria region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about fame, focus and working with the best
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Will Meyrick: 'Discipline, the Backbone of the Kitchen'
A chat with the so-called 'streetfood chef' Will Meyrick, from Bali, mentor for South East Asia region at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.
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Mauro Colagreco: 'Young Chefs, Nourish Your Passion'
Mauro Colagreco, a judge at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, reveals how hard work and patience are rewarded in professional kitchens.
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David Higgs: 'Keep your Eyes Open and Ask Questions'
David Higgs chats with us as one of Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, with sound advice for those starting their career to cooking on fire.
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Steven Liu: 'Simplicity is the Key'
A chat with Taipei–born chef Steven Liu, known to millions as a judge on MasterChef, mentor for the China region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Wylie Dufresne: 'Young Chefs, Take Your Time'
A chat with chef Wylie Dufresne, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about his past (and future) career as a chef.
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Peter Gilmore: 'Look Inside to Be Creative'
A chat with Australian chef Peter Gilmore, from Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, Pacific finalist mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Roberta Sudbrack: "The Past is Our Future"
A chat with Brazilian chef Roberta Sudbrack, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about making it as a self-taught cook.
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Meir Adoni: 'We Should All be Entitled to Make Mistakes'
A chat with Israeli chef Meir Adoni, mentor for Mediterranean Region at SPYC 2016, about inspiring young chefs, Middle East cuisine and the new opening in NYC.
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Claude Bosi: 'Always Be True to Yourself'
An interview with French chef (and honorary Englishman) Claude Bosi, who will mentor the UK and Ireland finalist for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Chantel Dartnall: 'Young Chefs, Think Sustainable'
Meet chef Chantel Dartnall, famous for her innovative take on botanical cuisine, mentor for the Africa and Middle East finalist at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Adi Hadean: 'Young Chefs, Don't Miss Any Opportunity to Improve'
An interview with Romanian chef Adi Hadean, TV and radio personality, and mentor for the East Europe region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa: 'My Hope for the Future? To Pursue Deliciousness'
A chat with Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, known for his dedication to sustainability and the natural environment, mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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André Jaeger: "Health Conciousness, the Next Revolution"
A chat with famous chef and eminent figure in Swiss cuisine André Jaeger, mentor for the Switzerland region in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Congratulations to the 20 Finalists!
Congratulations to the 20 young chefs who will proceed to the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Grand Final.
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Guillermo González Beristáin: 'The Pride of Mexican Cuisine'
Meet Mexican chef Guillermo González Beristáin from Pangea restaurant in Monterrey, mentor for the Latin America region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Normand Laprise: 'Why My Kitchen is My Family'
An interview with chef Normand Laprise, from Toque! restaurant in Montreal: Canada mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Christian Puglisi: "Food is Tradition, Tradition is Food"
An interview with Sicilian-born chef Christian Puglisi, from Relæ in Copenhagen: he will mentor the Scandinavia finalist for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Davide Oldani: "Craftsmanship in the Kitchen, the Biggest Challenge"
An interview with Davide Oldani, chef at the newly reopened D'O restaurant near Milan and mentor for the Italy region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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David Martin: "Young Chefs, Be Different"
An interview with David Martin, chef at La Paix restaurant in Brussels and mentor for the Benelux region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Vladimir Mukhin: 'Why Russian Cuisine Could be the Next World Trend'
An interview with Vladimir Mukhin, chef at the White Rabbit restaurant in Moscow and mentor for Russia-Baltics-CIS region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Andoni Luis Aduriz: "Taste is a Cultural Construct"
An interview with the chef at Mugaritz restaurant, mentor for the chef who will represent the Spain-Portugal region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Urbanologi: A Creative New Food Destination
Newly opened Johannesburg restaurant, brewery and lab Urbanologi showcases Young Chef Angelo Scirocco's inspired new 'Urban Garde' cuisine.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Are You Ready?
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition is back to look for the best young culinary talent worldwide.
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Dominique Crenn: "Cooking is an Act of Vulnerability"
An exclusive interview with Dominique Crenn, named World’s Best Female Chef by 50 Best Restaurants and USA mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Yannick Alléno: "Gastronomy must be in tune with its time"
The role of creativity, knowledge and tradition: an interview with the three starred chef and now mentor to the French S.Pellegrino Young Chef finalist.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 : the France Final
Find out all news related to the Final France of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 talent search:
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Mark Moriarty: "After A Year of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, Australia Calls"
Mark Moriarty, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, finishes up a year of travel and sets his eyes on Australia.
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20 Beautiful Dishes from San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
As the deadline for applications to this year's edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef approaches, we take a look back at last year's amazing dishes.
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Moriarty and Griffa, Young Chefs Face to Face
An amusing double interview with Mark Moriarty and Paolo Griffa, respectively the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 and Italian finalist: this is what they told us.
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Mark Moriarty’s Top Tips: Golden Rule #3, Genius
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The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Mark Moriarty gives you his tips on how to create a winning application. Third up we invest in genius: here's the video!
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Mark Moriarty’s Top Tips: Golden Rule #2, Skills
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The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Mark Moriarty gives you his tips on how to create a winning application. Second up we invest in skills: here's the video!
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Mark Moriarty’s Top Tips: Golden Rule #1, Ingredients | Video
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Mark Moriarty gives you his tips on how to create a winning application. First up we invest in ingredients: here's the video!
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, Deadline Postponed to 7th April
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, Deadline Postponed to 7th April
Are you a talented chef, sous chef or chef de partie under 30-years-old? S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 is waiting for you, don't miss the chance to apply now!
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Africa & Middle East Jury Announced for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Chefs Chantel Dartnall, Meryem Cherkaoui and Christopher Lester have been named as the local jury for the Middle East and Africa.
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This Scandinavian Jury will Choose the Regional Winner of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Christian Puglisi (Denmark), Jonas Lundgren (Sweden), Charles Tjessem (Norway), Pekka Terävä (Finland) create the jury line-up for Scandinavia.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef South East Asia 2016: The Jury are Confirmed
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The Jury for Germany and Austria is Finalised for S. Pellegrino's Young Chef 2016
Chefs Karlheinz Hauser, Nils Henkel, Karl Obauer and Tobias Wussler form the jury for Germany and Austria.
SPYC 2016 UK and Ireland
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: UK and Ireland Jury Announced
Chefs Claude Bosi, Ollie Dabbous, JP Mahon and Ross Lewis will form the jury for the UK and Ireland region.
SPYC 2016 South East Asia
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef South East Asia 2016: The Jury are Confirmed
Ian Kittichai and Bo Songvisava (Thailand), Will Meyrick (Indonesia), Emmanuel Stroobant (Singapore), Umberto Bombana and Alvin Leung (HK) form SE Asia jury.
SPYC 2016 Switzerland
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Switzerland Have Finalised Their Jury Panel for S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Andrè Jaeger, Martin Dalsass, Lorenzo Albrici and Robert Speth are the chefs forming the jury for Switzerland in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
SPYC 2016 Latin America
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Meet Latin America's Local Jury
Rodrigo Oliveira (Brazil), Rodolfo Guzman (Chile), Diego Munoz (Peru) and Guillermo González Beristáin (Mexico) are the Jury for Latin America SPYC 2016.
SPYC Benelux
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Benelux Has Announced their Jury for S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Chefs David Martin, Filip Claeys, Giovanni Bruno, Tim Boury, Ilario Mosconi, and Hans van Wolde will form the jury for the Benelux local competition.
SPYC 2016 Russia Baltics CIS
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The Jury for Russia Baltics CIS Region is Finalised
Chefs Vladimir Mukhin, Tõnis Siigur, Sergejs Šiporovs, Liutauras Ceprackas and Uilliam Lamberti are the judges for Russia Baltic CIS.
SPYC 2016 Pacific
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Pacific Jury line-up for the S.Pellegrino 2016 Competition
Chefs Peter Gilmore, Andrew McConnel, Jacques Reymond, Peter Doyle and Adam D’Sylva form the jury of five for the Australia regional contest.
SPYC 2016 East Europe
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Introducing the Jury for the East Europe Region
Adrian Hadean (Romania), Mentor Tomaz Kavcic (Slovenia), Modest Amaro (Poland) have been selected as the jury for East Europe.
SPYC 2016 Japan
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Japan Jury Members Confirmed for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Competition
Top Tokyo chefs Yoshihiro Narisawa, Seiji Yamamoto and Luca Fantin have been announced as Japan's jury members.
SPYC 2016 Mediterranean Countries
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The Mediterranean Countries Jury for SPYC 2016 is Revealed
Meir Adoni (Israel), Mentor Aydin Demir (Turkey), Olivier Campanha (Greece) are the trio of chefs forming the jury for the Mediterranean Countries.
SPYC 2016 North East Asia
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Meet the North East Asia Jury for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Vicky Lau (Hong Kong), Julien Royer (Singapore), Tony Boy Escalante (Philippines), Lanshu Chen (Taiwan) and Yim Jungsik (South Korea) are the jury.
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Meet the International Top Jury of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Here are the 7 world-renown chefs who will be the jurors for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition. They will judge the dishes of 20 finalists worldwide.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, the Challenge is Back!
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition will search for the best culinary talent under 30: registration will open on Jan. 1, 2016, find out all the details!
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Here are the Local Juries and Mentors
With the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition just announced, here are the names of the chefs that will form the 20 local juries as well as area Mentors.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, here we are!
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition will search for the best culinary talent under 30: registration will open on Jan. 1st, 2016, find out all the details!
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Mark Moriarty: "S.Pellegrino Young Chef, a Unique Opportunity"
Waiting for the 2016 edition, we caught up with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Mark Moriarty to find out more about his whirlwind win last year in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 | VIDEO
Enjoy the magic atmosphere of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 grand final with this video filmed throughout the event.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015:    The Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: The Winners
Mark Moriarty, who represented UK-Ireland area, has just been picked as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 in front of packed crowds in Milan,
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SP Young Chef 2015, the Social Story of the Grand Final
The votes have been cast, the dishes tasted and one young chef has been selection as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, see it all as it happened.
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Ireland's Mark Moriarty is the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
Mark Moriarty, from UK-Ireland area, has just been awarded as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015. Find out the full list of winners.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: Meet the 3 Finalists in the Challenge
The jury members have selected three chefs among the 20 finalists to compete for the title of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: find out who they are!
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 LIVE: follow us on twitter!
The Grand Final is underway. The final winners will be announced in the award ceremony tonight. Don't miss our live updates!
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SP Young Chef 2015: Here are the 20 Finalists, Who's Going to Win?
Today the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 will be announced to the world: to keep up with all the action live follow @FineDiningLover and #SPYoungChef on Twitter.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 | The Finalist Dishes
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 | The Finalist Dishes
As the young chefs get ready to busy themselves in the kitchens ahead of the Grand Final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 tomorrow and presen
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SP Young Chef 2015: the 20 Finalist Dishes | Gallery
Tomorrow 26th June, 20 young chefs will present their dishes to a star panel of chefs: who will bw the winner? Enjoy the gallery to see what they will prepare.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Florin Dumitrescu
We chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 mentor Florin Dumitrescu as he remembers some of his early mistakes as a young chef.
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SP Young Chef 2015: Meet the 20 Mentors
Let's introduce you the 20 mentors the young chefs taking part in the Grand Final have been paired with: they all spent months perfecting their finalist dishes.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Ivan Li
We chat with Ivan Li - mentor for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef grand final in Milan - about his own career as a young chef.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor David Higgs
David Higgs is one of 20 mentors advising those taking part in the grand final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 in Milan, this week.
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SP Young Chef 2015: Meet the 20 Creative Couples
In few days the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 event will culminate with a Grand Final ceremony in Milan: here are the interviews with chefs and fellow designers.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Ryan Clift
An interview with chef Ryan Clift, one of the mentors taking part in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Grand Final in Milan.
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Grant Achatz: 'Everyday You Learn Something New'
An interview with Grant Achatz, one of the jury members for the upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Grand Final in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Rob Gentile
A chat with chef Rob Gentile who is acting as one of 20 mentors at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 grand final in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Giancarlo Morelli
An interview with the Italian chef Giancarlo Morelli discussing his role as a mentor for the upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 grand final in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: the countdown has begun!
The Grand Final of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 “talent search”, open to young chefs under 30 around the world, will take place on June 26th. Stay tuned!
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Antonino Graziano
A chat with Antonino Graziano - the Italian chef who will work as the mentor for Russia for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
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Massimo Bottura: 'Learn Everything, Forget Everything'
We chat with the Italian chef Massimo Bottura, judge in the final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, as he offers his advice to the young chefs of today.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Eyvind Hellstrom
Meet the Norwegian chef Eyvind Hellstrom, mentor for the upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Grand Final in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Martin Dalsass
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 mentor Martin Dalsass who offers up his advice to the young chefs of today.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa: 'Young Chefs Should Show their Identity'
We speak with S.Pellegrino Young Chef judge Yoshihiro Narisawa about his own career as a young chef and projects he's currently working on.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Jacques Reymond
We chat with S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 mentor Jacques Reymond about his own career as a young chef and his advice to those now in training.
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The vote for the best Chef/Designer Couple is now closed
Waiting for the Grand Finale in Milan, the 26th of June, follow us #SPYoungChef!
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Mitsuharu Tsumura
We meet S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 mentor Mitsuharu Tsumura Noda, as he passes on some of the his own advice to young chefs.
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Margot Janse: 'Young Chefs Must Work with Open Ears and Eyes'
An interview with S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 grand final jury member Margot Janse as she offers some of her own advice to young chefs.
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Mark Moriarty, UK-Ireland finalist: 'I channel my creativity through food'
Mark Moriarty of The Culinary Counter in Dublin, Ireland, is the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 UK &amp; Ireland region finalist.
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David Andres Morera, Spanish Finalist: “I Will Mix Classical and Modern Techniques”
David Andres Morera from the ABaC kitchen in Barcelona is the finalist for the Spain and Portugal region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Ángel León
A chat with chef Angel Leon, as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 mentor offers his advice to the young chefs of the future.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Seiji Yamamoto
Meet Japanese chef Seiji Yamamoto, one of the mentors of the upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Milan.
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Ryoma Shida, Japan Finalist: "Respect The Umami Factor"
Twenty-six-year old Ryoma Shida is the Japanese finalist for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition.
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Tobias Wussler, Germany and Austria finalist: “Cooking is My Passion”
An interview with Tobias Wussler, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 finalist for the Germany and Austria region.
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Yannick Alleno: 'Young Chefs Must Work Hard'
We speak with the jury member for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Grand Final, Yannick Alleno, as he offers up his advice about working in the kitchen.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Nils Henkel
The German chef and mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, Nils Henkel, as he offers his advice to young chefs.
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Gaston Acurio: 'Chefs Can Always Do Better'
S.Pellegrino Young Chef judge Gaston Acurio speaks about plans for restaurants in London and Paris and offers his advice to young chefs.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth, chef at the three-Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, dishes advice to upcoming chefs ahead of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 contest.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Ari Vezené
We speak with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef mentor Ari Vezené as he offers up some of his advice for the young chefs of the future.
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Joan Roca: 'Young Chefs Must Enjoy Cooking'
Joan Roca goes back to when he was a trainee as the jury member for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 offers up his own advice to young chefs.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Cristina Bowerman
Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman tells us what makes a chef great and how she intends to help one lucky finalist become the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
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A chat with Paolo Griffa, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Italian Finalist
While waiting for the Grand Final at Expo Milano 2015 in June, the Italian finalist of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 introduces himself and his signature dish.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Wylie Dufresne
Wylie Dufresne discusses his career as a young chef, some of his early mistakes and his new role as US finalist's mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
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Vinson Petrillo, US finalist: 'Let me introduce myself'
The US finalist of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 introduce himself, his signature dish in this interview. Waiying for the Grand Final the 26th of June in Milan.
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David Andrés Morera vs Moises Nieto: Spain is in our creations
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 finalists from Spain-Portugal region introduce themselves: chef David Andrés Morera and fashion designer Moises Nieto.
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Peter Gunn vs Christopher Esber: when food meets fashion
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, don't miss the interview with Pacific region finalists: chef Peter Gunn, pairing up with designer Christopher Esber.
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Famous Stars to Open Expo Milano 2015
Expo Milano 2015 will open with a bang as the world famous Italian singer Andrea Bocelli gets ready to open the first ever Universal Expo to focus on food.
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Eldar Muradov vs Anton Belinskiy: the power of difference
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Italian finalists introduce themselves, their work and their dreams. Today it's the turn of Russia-Baltic-CIS finalists.
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Paolo Griffa vs Vivetta: the whimsical effect
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Italian finalists introduce themselves, their work and their dreams. Enjoy the first in a series of 20 chef/designer interviews.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 | Chefs and Designers
The names of the emerging designers who will join forces with chefs at the S
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, Here Are the 20 Chef/Designer Couples
As excitement builds for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 global talent search, 20 fashion designers have been chosen by Vogue Italia to pair up with the chefs.
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David Andrés Morera will represent Spain and Portugal
The 27-year-old sous chef of Barcelona’s ABaC restaurant has won the Spain-Portugal region semi-final of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition.
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Identità Golose - Day 3
A quick recap of the final day of Identità Golose - the three-day international chef congress held in Milan, Italy.
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Identità Golose 2015 - Day Two
A look back at day two of Identità Golose - the international congress in Milan with talks from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, Sean Brock and Virgilio Martinez.
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Identità Golose 2015 - Day One Report
A look back at day one of Identità Golose in Milan - a three day international congress attended by some of the best chefs in the world.
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7 Top Chefs for the International Jury | S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
Some of the best chefs in the world will form the jury for the grand final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, at Expo Milano 2015. Find out the full list.
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Russia, Baltics and CSI semi-finalists | S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
The Russia, Baltics and CSI region has selected its ten semi-finalists for the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 global talent search. Here is the full list.
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Middle East & Africa Jury Announced for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
Top chefs David Higgs, Joe Barza and Uwe Micheel will judge selected candidates from these areas. The young local champion will join the Grand final challenge.
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Japan Jury Members announced for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Challenge
The Japanese jury for the local selection of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 has been announced - find out which chefs will be taking part.
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Applications Extended for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
The application period for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 has been extended - chefs now have until December 31st 2014 to apply.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: Meet The Italian Judges
Meet the judges that will select the Italian S.Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015. The panel includes Michelin-starred chefs Carlo Cracco and Davide Scabin.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: Apply Now!
Applications are now open for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015: apply now and take part to the most exciting search for young chefs in the world.
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Are You the S.Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015?
The deadline to apply for the global talent search to find the best new Young Chef in the world, has been postponed: find out more.