The latest edition of S.Pellegrino's international culinary competition has launched with a focus on finding the next generation of young chefs using their culinary skills and personal vision to drive positive social impact.
"The fourth edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef represents the genuine commitment of S.Pellegrino to continue developing an initiative that truly nurtures the future of gastronomy," said Stefano Marini, director of the Sanpellegrino International Business Unit.
Applications for the competition are now open and for the first time, there will be three additional awards on top of the title of S.Pellegrino Young Chef.
•S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility: voted for by an internationally recognised voice on sustainability in food - this dish will represent the principle that food is best when it's the result of socially responsible practices.
•Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy: voted for by mentors who represent 50 countries around the world - the winning dish will be the one that reflects a connection between different cultures on the plate, celebrating a global approach to gastronomy.
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award is voted for by a panel of chef judges or the ‘Seven Sages' who in 2017/18 were Virgilio MartÁnez, Margarita Forés, Brett Graham, Annie Féolde, Dominique Crenn, Ana RoÅ¡ and Paul Pairet. The overall winning chef must demonstrate unrivalled technical skills as well as genuine creativity. They will have also displayed a strong personal belief about gastronomy and will have convinced the Jury about their ability to become a catalyst for positive change.
Age limit: applicants should be under the age of 30 (born before 01/02/1989)