S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 is underway! The 21 finalists of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 are all in Milan ready to compete in the biggest culinary challenge of a lifetime over the next two days.
At 7am this morning the first group of seven young chefs under 30 stepped into their kitchens to prepare their signature dishes under the watchful eyes of their mentors. After non stop cooking for five hours, the seven young chefs presented their signature dishes to the Seven Sages, a jury of top international chefs with the challenging task of deciding who will be crowned S.Pellegrino Young Chef.
The first finalists of the morning were Antonio Buono (France), Anton Husa (Scandinavia-Baltics), David Andres (Spain and Portugal), Benjamin Mauroy Langlais (Canada), Constadina Voulgari (Mediterranean countries), John Taube IV (USA) and Jake Kellie (South East Asia).
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Highlights: Part 1
Watch the action from this morning as the first seven chefs presented their dishes for tasting.
Scroll down to see this morning’s highights as captured by chefs, journalists, magazines and influencers on the social channels.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Highlights: Part 2
In the afternoon, the second group of young chefs took to the kitchen to present their signature dishes to the Seven Sages. John Rivera (Pacific), Yasuhiro Fujio (Japan), Chanwai Poon (China), Marcin Popielarz (Eastern Europe), Ruslan Evstigneev (Russia), Frédéric Chastro (Benelux) and Zih Yang Chen (Northeast Asia).
Watch the action as it happened live:
Find out what went on behind the scenes by scrolling down the social media reportage below: