The first selection of finalists for the 20 world areas of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 have been made.

The candidates, chosen by ALMA Cooking School (the world's leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine), were picked from thousands of applications received from professional young chefs working in kitchens around the world.

Now, for the first time, here’s your chance to meet the final selection of those chefs who will now have their dishes assessed by local juries. Be sure to meet (here) all the young chefs and enjoy a quick bite of the beautiful dishes they have created. One of these faces will eventually be crowned the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.

Meet the candidates from each world area: 


What’s next? Each candidate will now cook a dish for their local jury members who will choose a winning entry from each of 20 world areas. Once chosen, the 20 chefs will be paired with a young designer picked byVogue Italia. The 20 chef/designer duos will then begin work on a unique collaboration that will see each designer create a unique piece inspired by the chef’s dishes.

The final dishes and designs will be presented at a Grand Final event held in Italy during Expo Milano 2015where the winning entry for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 will be announced. There will also be a special prize awarded to The Best Chef/Designer Couple.

A big congratulations, we wish them all the best of luck!