TORONTO — Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais has won the chance to compete against 20 global contenders for the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 title in Milan in June 2018. Mauroy-Langlais beat out 10 Canadian semi-finalists with his signature smoked eel dish.
Mauroy-Langlais was chosen by a jury of industry heavy weights including Anthony Walsh (Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants), Joël Watanabe (Kissa Tanto and Bao Bei), Todd Perrin (Mallard Cottage), Riccardo Bertolino (Maison Boulud) and Jen Agg (Grey Gardens, The Black Hoof, Cocktail Bar, Rhum Corner) who evaluated the signature dishes of each semi-finalist based on ingredients, skills, genius, beauty and message.
“The San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition creates an opportunity for young Canadians to not only showcase their exceptional culinary skills but have a once in a lifetime experience to gain mentorship from the best of the best. It’s an opportunity to take their skills to next level, setting the foundation for a thriving career,” says Jennifer Semley Robert, Marketing manager, International Brands, Nestlé Waters Canada.
Riccardo Bertolino will help cultivate chef Mauroy-Langlais’s signature dish as Canada’s mentor chef, before travelling to Milan. “I’m excited to be on this journey with Benjamin and help showcase Canada’s unprecedented young talent. With the right blend of creativity, passion and hard work, Benjamin is destined for success on the world stage,” says Bertolino.