After three rounds of competitive cooking, Japanese representative Yasuhiro Fujio was announced as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 on the evening of Sunday May 13.
Commenting on winning the title, Fujio said, “I’m a little bit scared because I’m going to have to work even harder. Holding the title of S.Pellegrino Young Chef is a big responsibility. What I’m going to do from now on is turn that fear into courage. ”
Fujio managed to win over a jury made up of Virgilio Martínez, Margarita Forés, Brett Graham, Annie Féolde, Dominique Crenn, Ana Roš and Paul Pairet, all of whom appreciated that Fujio was able to tell his own story in an original way through his Signature Dish, ‘Across the Sea’.
“At S.Pellegrino, we are driven by a strong passion for gastronomy. That’s why some years ago we started thinking about how we could contribute to it. But we wanted something that could really make the difference” said Federico Sarzi Braga, president and CEO of San Pellegrino Group. “And now that we have closed our third edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, we can say that it is really pursuing its purpose: supporting and developing young talent. As the best we can do for gastronomy is contribute to nurture talent and passion.”
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