Short of a few months after the success of the 2019/21 edition, S.Pellegrino has announced the return of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition, an exciting global initiative created by S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy to discover and nurture brilliant talents who are eager to demonstrate and challenge their ability, while having a positive impact on society.
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022/23 will mark the fifth edition of the coveted event as young chefs start an inspiring and educational journey, gaining global visibility and significant professional prestige during the whole selection process, that will ultimately culminate in the Grand Finale event planned for 2023.
“The competition opens the doors to the Academy and is the main tool we have to stimulate creativity and promote talent. The whole project conveys our commitment to pushing continuous evolution within the gastronomy world, which today represents an extraordinary ‘space’ to spread universal values, such as sustainability, responsibility, inclusivity, resilience and beauty,” said Stefano Bolognese, Sanpellegrino’s International Business Unit Director.
Registrations will be open from February 7th until April 30th 2022 to young chefs from across the world under the age of 30, with the submission of their personal and professional information and the recipe of a signature dish.
As with the previous editions, the International School of Italian Culinary Arts (ALMA) will define a shortlist of Young Chefs who will participate in one of the 16 Regional Finals that will take place throughout the globe in the second half of 2022.
Regional finalists will be officially in the running for the coveted title of the ‘S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award 2022-23’. Applicants will also be competing for additional awards which will recognize the young chefs’ varied beliefs and approaches to create positive change in society through food. The four awards are S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award, S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy and Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award.
The competition, originally conceived as an international scouting project, has evolved over the past two years into an authentic, permanent training and networking laboratory: the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, an inspiring community of more than 1000 people made up of young and senior chefs originating from all over the world.
Discover more about the initiative on S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy's website.
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