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Fifth Edition Of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition Launched

Published on Mar 22 2022 12:51 PM in Food tagged: Trending Posts / S.Pellegrino / S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy / S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition

Fifth Edition Of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition Launched

S.Pellegrino has announced the return of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition.


The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022/23 will offer young chefs the opportunity to start an educational journey that will culminate in the grand finale event planned for 2023. The 2019/21 edition, that has just closed, saw approximately 300 young chefs and mentors from 50 different countries and regions working together to improve their signature dishes. At the end, it was Jerome Ianmark Calayag who triumphed.

Young chefs under 30 years of age will have the chance to register for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022-23 on until 30 April 2022. As with previous editions, in the first selection phase applications will be evaluated by ALMA, the International School of Italian Culinary Arts. ALMA will define a shortlist of young chefs who will participate in one of the 16 regional finals that will take place throughout the globe over the second half of 2022.

Regional finalists will be officially in the running for the title of the "S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award 2022-23". Applicants will also compete for three additional awards.

The full four awards are the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award, the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy and the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award.

More information can be found at

Statement By Sanpellegrino's International Business Unit Director

Sanpellegrino's international business unit director, Stefano Bolognese, stated, "A few months after the success of the grand finale 2019/21 which was held in Milan last October, we are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition. The competition, originally conceived as an international scouting project, has evolved over the past two years into an authentic, permanent training and networking laboratory: the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, an inspiring community of more than 1,000 people made up of young and senior chefs originating from all over the world. The competition opens the doors to the academy and is the main tool we have to stimulate creativity and promote talent. The whole project conveys our commitment to pushing continuous evolution within the gastronomy world, which today represents an extraordinary 'space' to spread universal values, such as sustainability, responsibility, inclusivity, resilience and beauty."

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