Selected chefs will compete in New York City to win coveted spot as U.S. Chef Representative for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Finals Competition in Milan
S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is calling for young chefs to apply to S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 – a unique culinary competition that brings together contestants from 20 countries across the globe for the chance to compete for the coveted S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 title.
Chef contestants must be 30 years of age or younger (born January – March 4, 1985) and hold the position of a sous chef, chef de cuisine, or chef de partie. ALMA, the world’s leading international educational and training center for Italian cuisine, will select up to 10 semi-finalists for each of the 20 regional competitions based on online submissions. From there, semi-finalists will compete in the U.S. Regional Competition in front of a jury of acclaimed chefs and one winner from each market will continue on to participate in the Finals Competition in Milan from October 13- 15, 2016. The U.S. Regional Competition will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in New York City and the jury includes:
- Emma Bengtsson, Aquavit
- Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn
- Vinson Petrillo, Zero George Street Hotel and Restaurant and the 2015 Young Chef U.S. Chef Representative
- Bryce Shuman, Betony
- Alex Stupak, Empellón
Chef Dominique Crenn will serve as the U.S. Chef Representative’s mentor and will accompany the winning chef to the finale competition in Milan. An elite group of world-renowned chefs will serve as the judging panel for the finale. This year, Chef Wylie Dufresne joins the panel, alongside David Higgs, Carlo Cracco, Gaggan Anand, Elena Arzak, Mauro Colagreco and Roberta Sudbrack. In 2015, Chef Dufresne sat on the U.S. regional judging panel and accompanied the U.S. regional winner, Vinson Petrillo to Milan as a chef mentor.
Call for chef applications will be open until March 31st. Chefs can apply here: https://www.finedininglovers.com/sanpellegrinoyoungchef2016/en/intro/
The signature taste of S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is created during a 30-year journey through the Italian Alps, where the water is naturally filtered. S.Pellegrino cleanses the palate and amplifies subtle flavors, making it the perfect complement to fine food and wines. This clean, refreshing taste helped S.Pellegrino become a preferred sparkling water in fine-dining restaurants in the USA, and pairs well with any occasion. S.Pellegrino is proud to support a number of top culinary events, such as The James Beard Foundation, S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, and Identità Golose. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SanPellegrinoUS or www.finedininglovers.com