The Grand Jury of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 is Announced

The star-studded line-up of big-name chefs who will form the jury for the 2020 edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef has been announced with some of the world's most creative culinary leaders on board to judge one of the most exciting cooking events in the culinary calendar. 

Seven Sages from around the world, Mauro ColagrecoAndreas CaminadaClare SmythPim TechamuanvivitEnrico BartoliniManu Buffara and Gavin Kaysen, will arrive in Milan on 8th and 9th May 2020. They will form the jury panel, known as The Seven Sages, that will taste, question and challenge the 12 finalists and their dishes before eventually crowning the best young chef in the world as S.Pellegrino Young Chef winner for 2020. 

The regional winners have been allocated a mentor chef who will provide support in this period as they refine their signature dishes, all the way up to the Grand Finale.

The 12 regions and the respective S.Pellegrino Young Chef winners are:

Jose Lorenzo Morales, Melbourne, Australia, Pacific Region – “Analogy”

Kevin Wong Tat Mun, Singapore, Singapore, Asia Region – “Celebration of a Duck”

Albert Manso Miras, Barcelona, Spain, Iberian & Mediterranean Country – “Quail and Wine”

Cynthia Xrysw Ruelas Diaz, Guadalajara, Mexico, Latin America Region – “Milpa y Mar”

Levente Koppány, Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe Region – “Rainbow trout with chervil, forest mushrooms and wild garlic”

Vitalii Savelev, Moscow, Russian Federation, Euro Asia Region – “Black Sea Rapa with mushrooms grown on lemon peels”

Alexandre Alves Pereira, Paris, France, North West Europe Region – “Green asparagus, sardine, ground ivy”

Paul Thinus Prinsloo, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa & Middle East Region – "Bouillabaisse 2.0"

Alessandro Bergamo, Milan, Italy, Italy & South East Region – “Better an egg today or a chicken tomorrow?”

Rafael Covarrubias, Oakville, Canada, North America Region – “Mole Negro spiced muscovy duck, preserved prune, and winter roots”

Jerome Ianmark Calayag, Stockholm, Sweden, UK & North Europe Region – "Humble vegetables"

Victor/Zhi Cheng Wang, Shanghai, China, Greater China Region – "What is soy in China"