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The Grand Jury of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020
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The Grand Jury of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 is Announced
The line-up of seven international chefs, known as The Seven Sages, who will decide the best young chef in the world at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020.
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Why Lima is hotter than ever
The consolidation of Peruvian cuisine shows that not only famous chefs are doing their thing: a new local scene is blooming with new concepts in Peru's liveliest city.
Levente Koppany | Central Europe winner SPYC 2019
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Meet the winners in the Central Europe final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20
Levente Koppány, Krzysztof Konieczny, Jana Stöger and Łukasz Moneta were the four young talents highlighted in the Central Europe final: we catch up with them before they head to the Grand Finale in 2020.
Zicheng Wang Winner SPYC 2019 Greater China
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Meet the winners in the Greater China final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20
Talented young chefs Victor/Zhi Cheng Wang,  Ho Lam Shek, Pin-Jui Su and Ingrid Gonçalves share their thoughts and ambitions after their respective wins on their journey in the most exciting talent search for the best young chef in the world.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20: Meet the winners in Africa and Middle East!
Find out what the winners Paul Thinus Prinsloo, Elissa Abou Tasse, Callan Austin and Marcus Gericke had to say about their win in the most compelling chef competition in the world.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 China Final Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef: here are all the winners of the Greater China 2019 final
The last in the 12 regional finals of the world's most gripping talent search for the best young chef is complete! Find out the finalist and three award winners in the Greater China final!
Cynthia-Xrysw-Ruelas-Diaz_Latin America finalist SPYC 2019
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Meet the winners in the Latin America final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20
Meet the young talents destined to make waves in Latin America's fine dining scene following the regional final of the world's biggest search to find the best young chef: Cynthia Xrysw Ruelas Diaz, Eliodoro Xicum, Sebastián Pinzón Giraldo and Abraham Almazán.
SPYC 2019 UK and North Europe regional winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef UK and North Europe Final 2019: here are the winners!
Jerome Ianmark Calayag has been crowned winner in the regional heat of the world's biggest talent search to find the best young chef. He was joined on stage by three other special award winners. Discover all the winners and their signature dishes.
Chef Michael Solomonov
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Michael Solomonov on board for culinary school in Israel
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomnov has joined the advisory board for a new culinary school in Israel.
Alessandro Bergamo Winner of Italy and South East Europe Final SPYC 2019
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Meet the winners in the Italy and South Eastern Europe final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019
Discover the hopes and dreams of award winners Alessandro Bergamo, Antonio Romano, Tommaso Tonioni and Davide Marzullo in the SPYC 2019 final of Italy and South-East Europe.
Chefs cooking in a professional kitchen
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Are you an aspiring chef? Here's your chance to stage at Mirazur, Leo and The Test Kitchen
Applications are open today for the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship which will allow one recipient a life-changing opportunity of three six-week stages in the Mirazur, Leo and The Test Kitchen.
Albert Manso | SPYC Iberian and Mediterranean Countries winner 2019
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Meet the winners in the Iberian and Mediterranean Countries final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20
Award winners Albert Manso, Andrea Ravasio, Mengxin Zhou and Óscar Dayas Rodríguez explain what their win in the global talent search means to them and how they understand the evolution of gastronomy through their dishes.
Kevin Wong - Winner Asia Final SPYC 2019
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Meet the award winners in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef regional final for Asia 2019
Meet the young chefs destined to make waves in Asia's fine dining scene following the regional final of the world's biggest talent search to find the best young chef: Kevin Wong, Karan Upmanyu, Muhammad Afif Adnanta Nasution and Tor Aik Chua.
José Lorenzo Morales | Winner SPYC 2019 Pacific
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Meet the winners in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef regional final for the Pacific 2019
Find out what the four award winners in the Pacific regional heat of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 had to say about their win and their hopes for the future of gastronomy.
Alexandre Alves Pereira | SPYC North West Europe 2019 winner
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Meet the winners in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 North West Europe final
Fine Dining Lovers caught up with the four winners from the North West Europe region of S.Pellegrino Young Chef. Find out what they had to say!
SPYC 2019 Italy and South East Europe Final Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Italy and South Eastern Europe: here are the winners!
Alessandro Bergamo has been crowned the best chef in Italy, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia and will represent the region at the Grand Finale in May 2020. He was joined on the podium at the regional final by three other category winners.
SPYC 2019 Africa and Middle East regional winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Africa and Middle East Regional Final: here are the winners!
The ten best young chefs from United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Morroco, South Africa and Turkey faced off in Cape Town at the live cooking competition on 14 October 2019 producing four award winners. Find out who!
SPYC 2019 Euro Asia Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: Here are the Euro Asia Winners
The Euro Asia regional final will take place on 8 October 2019 when ten of the region's best young chefs go head to head in the kitchen, with four prizes up for grabs.
SPYC North West Europe Finalists 2019
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef North West Europe Final: Here are the winners!
Four young chefs have been recognised with awards in the regional heat of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20 on 9 October in Paris, with Alexandre Alves Pereira being named the best young chef for France, Belgium and Switzerland.
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The Rising Star Chefs 2019 in San Francisco
The San Francisco Chronicle has published its list of Rising Star Chefs for 2019: take a look at their names
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Central Europe Final
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Here are all the winners of the Central Europe's 2019 final!
The winner of the Central Europe Regional Final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 is Levente Koppány from Budapest. Find out all the other winners from the region!
SPYC 2019 Latin America Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Here are all the winners of the Latin America's 2019 final!
Cynthia Xrysw Ruelas Diaz takes wins the title of the Best Young chef in Latin America and will represent the region at the global final. Find out all the award winners from the day.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: Iberian and Mediterranean Countries Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef Iberian and Mediterranean Countries Regional Final 2019: Here are the Winners!
Albert Manso from Tickets Bar in Barcelona has been crowned the best young chef in the Iberian and Mediterranean Countries final in S.Pellegrino Young chef 2019/20. Three other special awards were also given to young chefs in the region highlighting the transformative power of gastronomy.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Final Asia 2019
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Here are the winners from the Asia final 2019
Ten hopeful young chefs cooked for a place in the final at the Asia regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20. Discover which was the winning signature dish plus the three other category award winners.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Final Winners
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Final Winners
The Pacific regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 took place in Sydney, Australia on 26 August 2019 with J
The new Barcelona’s diverse food scene
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The new Barcelona’s diverse food scene
The city has attracted young chefs willing to show that the Catalunya capital can go beyond the bodegas and the avant-garde restaurants that made it famous.
Young chefs in Chengdu shaking up Sichuan cuisine
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Young chefs in Chengdu shaking up Sichuan cuisine
Meet the young chefs endeavoring to refine Sichuan’s culinary traditions. The unveiling treasures drive the public’s attention to rediscover Sichuan cuisine.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: North America
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: North America Final
Ten of the best young chefs in North America will face off in the live cooking competition on 4 and 5 November in New York City. There will only be one winner going through to the Grand Finale - who will it be!
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: UK and Northern Europe Final
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019: UK and Northern Europe Final
The Regional Finals for the UK and North Europe in the 4th edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef will take place in London on 12 Nov
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020: all the juries and the regional final dates
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Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award - Here's how to vote!
Foodies, chefs and fans around the world: have your say in the most exciting talent search for chefs in the world, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 
Nurturing new talents under Saint Petersburg's Sky
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Nurturing new talents under Saint Petersburg's Sky
Known for having been the capital of the Russian Empire for a long time since it was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, 
Alma International School of Italian Cuisine
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Chef Berti: "Be technical and tell a story"
Chef Matteo Berti, chief of Alma International School of Italian Cuisine, explains how the commission is evaluating all S.Pellegrino Young Chef's applications.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List's Innovators in Food and Drink
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Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List's Innovators in Food and Drink
Forbes has released its 30 Under 30 Europe list which highlights a number of young innovators across food and drink.
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5 S.Pellegrino Young Chefs in Finland
Find out what happens when several S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalists from all over the world meets, forage and cook together.
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2018
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S.Pellegrino Young Chefs Cook at Sapori Ticino 2018
See the dishes from S.Pellegrino Young Chef finalists' unique 5-course menu, served as part of the spread of exclusive Sapori Ticino dinners this year.
Elizabeth Puquio Landeo | S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, Elizabeth Puquio Landeo Wins FDL People's Choice Award
The Fine Dining Lovers People's Choice Award, voted for in an online poll of 30,000 members of the public, went to Elizabet
SPYC Finalists 2018 dishes
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: The 21 Finalists' Dishes
This weekend 21 young chefs will present their signature dishes to a jury of top chefs. While waiting to discover who will win, see their amazing dishes.
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Margarita Forés: 'Young Chefs, Make Mistakes!'
The Filipino chef shares her journey and advice for aspiring young chefs, some of her own career mistakes and what's exciting her in food right now.
3 Chefs in Forbes’s 30 Under 30
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3 Chefs in Forbes’s 30 Under 30
Three chefs have made Forbes magazine's annual list of the most creative young people in Europe across art and culture.
Insider Tips on How to Prepare for Cooking Competitons
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12 Insider Tips on How to Prepare for Cooking Competitons
Chefs offer up advice to young chefs on how to succeed at cooking competitions. From patience to creativity, find out what it takes to win.
Italian Local Final
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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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Are Young Chefs Trying to Rise too Fast?
Chef Scott Conant is upset about the rise of young culinary students trying to skip important lessons and instead going straight for the celebrity limelight.
Chef Mentors and Their Protégés
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Chef Mentors and Their Protégés
Take a look at this infographic detailing who trained who in the culinary world.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chefs on Forbes List
Three former S.Pellegrino Young Chef competitors feature in Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list of Europe's most exciting creative young people.
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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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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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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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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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A New Scholarship to Support Young Chefs and Servers
Andreas Caminada has launched Fundaziun Uccelin – an exciting project that aims to provide culinary scholarships for young chefs and servers.
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Eric Ripert's Advice for Young Chefs
The culinary mastermind behind Le Bernardin in New York has some inspirational advice for those starting out in the business.
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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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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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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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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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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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Pierre Koffmann's Advice to Young Chefs: "Don't Think About The Money"
Watch legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann talk about the evolution of cuisine and dish advice to young chefs while cooking a mouthwatering seafood dish.
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4 Great Chefs Give Advice to Young Chefs
FDL catch up with some of the world's best chefs to ask them some of their top tips and advice to young culinary students, maybe the great chefs of the future.
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MAD4 Symposium Offer Grant for Young Chefs
Rene Redzepi has launched a MAD Grant - offering 10 young culinary students the chance to attend his MAD Symposium in August.
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WATCH: Roy Choi's Advice For Young Chefs
Los Angeles food truck king Roy Choi dishes out advice for young chefs in this video from the Culinary Institute of America.
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The Young Chefs Redefining British Dining
FDL traveled to Taste of London to meet some of the young chefs driving a newly emerging dining scene across the city and Britain as a whole.