S.Pellegrino Gears Up for Young Chef Academy Competition 2024-25

S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2024-25

MILAN — S.Pellegrino has announced a new edition of its Young Chef Academy Competition, a global initiative to discover and mentor the most promising and talented young chefs.

Chefs under 30 will have the chance to register from February 21 to June 19, 2024 by submitting a recipe of a signature dish that communicates their personal vision, unique skills and creativity. As with previous editions, the first selection phase will be evaluated by ALMA, the International School of Italian Culinary Arts. ALMA will define a shortlist of young chefs who will participate in the Regional Finals that’ll take place across the globe through the second half of 2024.

Regional winners will compete at the Grand Finale event to win the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award 2024-25. To win the title, the chefs must impress the global Grand Jury – an esteemed panel of internationally renowned chefs – by demonstrating unrivalled technical abilities as well as true creativity. The last edition saw chef Nelson Freitas triumph.

During the competition, applicants will also compete for three additional awards, including the S.Pellegrino Social Responsibility Award, Acqua Panna Connection in Gastronomy Award and Fine Dining Lover Food for Thought Award.

“The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy is a global community that was born to convey S.Pellegrino’s commitment to shape the future of gastronomy by investing in values such as sustainability, responsibility, inclusivity, resilience and beauty, and the competition is the main access to it,” says Stefano Bolognese, Sanpellegrino’s international business unit director. “The last edition marked a record in participation with more than 166 chefs passing the preliminary selections amongst the 15 regions involved. Seeing so many young talents willing to bring their best through hard work and passion, and to see them join our mission makes us proud. This makes us believe even more in this project and we can’t wait for the new edition to start.”

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