MILAN — S.Pellegrino is launching the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, a long-term engagement platform where talented and passionate young chefs can meet the most influential and renowned members of the gastronomy world.
With the launch of this new program, S.Pellegrino aims to cultivate an international talent ecosystem pushing a continuous evolution, not only within the sector, but also across society.
Keeping the S.Pellegrino Young Chef cooking competition as backbone, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy sets the educational approach as the core of its program and is designed to be an inclusive place, where youth meets experience, supporting the development of the next generation of visionary talents wanting to make a difference in gastronomy worldwide.
“We’re particularly proud to announce the opening of our S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy as a further step to our commitment in shaping the future of gastronomy, together with the most brilliant chef community,” says Stefano Bolognese, San Pellegrino International Business Unit director. “The project aims to facilitate talent discovery and connection, with a specific focus on the young generations of chefs who will be the game-changers of tomorrow. Furthermore, today, having dedicated virtual spaces to share experiences, ideas and opportunities has become crucial to deal with the challenges of the future. We developed the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy as an international community, connected across digital and human networks, with a credible approach supported by the influential industry figures and partners that are joining (and will join) this stimulating adventure with us.”
The platform is open to participants from more than 70 countries, ensuring that talent knows no boundaries in terms of ethnicity, gender, geography or any other extraneous factors. And, all the young candidates selected for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition automatically enter the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy.
Some of the most renowned members of the global culinary community will share their expertise within the Academy. Well-known chefs Enrico Bartolini, Massimo Bottura, Manu Buffara, Andreas Caminada, Mauro Colagreco, Gavin Kaysen, Clare Smyth and the editor-in-chief of Fine Dining Lovers Ryan King are the first to join the project and will collaborate with S.Pellegrino to enrich the educational program, developing an exciting and exclusive calendar of webinars, interviews and discussions.
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy will also be supported by a selection of prestigious partners, including ALMA – La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, Google, Facebook and Fondazione Altagamma, which will contribute to the academic contents exploring topics such as innovation, inclusivity and communication.
More information on the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy is available at sanpellegrinoyoungchef.com.