S.Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015

If you’re a chef, sous chef or chef de partie, 30-years-old or under, we suggest you whip out your sharpest knife, perfect your biggest idea and master your tastiest creation: S.Pellegrino is starting a worldwide search to find the best Young Chef 2015.

This is an international hunt involving 20 different world regions and some of the best chefs in the world, who will act as mentors and jury members.  And that’s not all. Chefs who participate in the search will also have the chance to have their signature dish reinterpreted by a young fashion designer handpicked by the worldwide famous fashion magazine Vogue Italia.
The event will culminate with a unique show in front of an international jury at Expo Milano 2015 to award the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015  in June 2015, in Milan (Italy)In the same occasion, the Best Couple Chef/Designer 2015 will also be awarded.

To be in with a chance of winning the global talent search and being crowned S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, young chefs from all over the world are invited to apply through our online platform, from 1st November until 31st December 2014.

NOTE 9th December 2014: Following up on the great amount of requests coming from candidates, we are postponing the deadline from the 15th to the 31st of December 2014 at 23:59 (GMT+1).

Here’s how it works.

Until 31 October 2014
Simply leave your email here to preregister for the search. You’ll be notified when the application process opens on 1st November.

1 November - 31 December 2014
Chefs are asked to fill in some simple online forms and provide some basic details, uploading their cv, a recipe for their signature dish and photos of the their dish.

1st January 2015 – 15 January 2015
ALMA (the world's leading international educational and training center for Italian Cuisine) will select a maximum of 10 semi-finalists for each of the 20 world areas.

16 January – 28 February 2015
The semi-finalist chefs of each area will have to to cook their signature dish for a Local Jury who will select one finalist from their area.

1 – 31 March 2015
Vogue Italia chooses one young fashion designer from each of the finalist 20 areas. At this point 20 couples chef/designer will be formed.

1 April – 15 June 2015
The finalist chef and designer from each country will work together to interprete the chef’s signature dish with his/her own original creation. Both the signature dish and fashion creation will be presented at the final event in Milan.

25 - 27 June 2015
All finalists will be at Expo Milano 2015 (Italy) or the Grand Final. During the event, the finalist chefs prepare their signature dish to be judged by an International top chef Jury. The Jury will award just one as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015. The 20 chef/designer couples' work will be judged by the Grand Final Event guests (journalists, PR agencies, etc.) and one duo will be awarded as Best Couple Chef/Designer 2015.

This is an exciting search and what is one of the world’s first truly global hunts for emerging young talent inside the kitchens of the world.

If you think you have what it takes; a mastery of ingredient selection, the skills to transform raw materials into wonderful dishes, the genius required to explore new horizons and constantly stay creative, the simple beauty of the dish and, if you think you have something to say, a true message to deliver, what are you waiting for?