Semi-finalists for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 announced

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 10th May 2016

 

Ten semi-finalists have been selected from 20 regions around the world in this year's S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.

Claude BosiYoung chefs from over ninety different countries submitted their applications together with their signature dishes for the chance to be crowned the best young chef in the world.

Italian training centre ALMA was in charge of the semi-finalists selection. Andrea Sinigaglia, General Manager of ALMA, said: “The process was anything but easy. Our chefs and experts worked hard in order to select just ten semifinalists for each region from so many interesting applications, so they have to make some tough decisions. The average skill level was quite high; it’s exciting to realise how many talented young chefs there are around the world that have the potential and the passion to emerge - they’re just looking for their big break.”

The UK and Ireland semi-finalists are:

  • Łukasz Wącirz, chef de partie, Llangoed Hall, Brecon
  • Alfonso Giugliano, sous chef, Cornstone restaurant, Cork
  • Francesco Simone Sodano, sous chef, Annabel’s club, London
  • Mhariah Setosta, chef de partie, 21212, Edinburgh
  • Adam Handling, head chef, Adam Handling at Caxton, London
  • Ian Musgrave, sous chef, the Ritz, London
  • Gareth Ruck, chef, Hogan Lovells Fine Dining, London
  • Romuald Bukaty, chef de partie, Avenue by Nick Munier, Dublin
  • Brandon Clemens, chef de partie, Kaspar’s at the Savoy, London
  • George Kataras, sous chef, M Restaurants, London

The UK and Ireland regional final will be held at Waitrose Cooking School on Finchley Road on 21 June with a Michelin-starred judging panel composed of Claude Bosi, Ollie Dabbous, Ross Lewis and JP McMahon.

The 20 finalists from across the globe will be selected in August and assigned a 'mentor chef' to help prepare them for the grand final due to take place in Milan on 13 October.

The competition was created by S.Pellegrino  to give young chefs the opportunity to learn from leading talent, gain global visibility and work alongside some of the most renowned names in cuisine. The 2016 Seven Sages grand finale jury include David Higgs, Carlo Cracco, Gaggan Anand, Elena Arzak, Mauro Colagreco, Wylie Dufresne and Roberta Sudbrack.

 

 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 10th May 2016

Semi-finalists for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 announced