Following the success of Ireland’s Mark Moriarty (picutred) earlier this year in its inaugural staging, a new search for the best Young Chef on the planet is about to begin.
Following a successful first year with more than 3,000 applications submitted, San Pellegrino has launch the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition, the global scouting project to find the best young chef in the world.
In 2015, Moriarty made history as the inaugural winner of the competition, wowing the judges with his Celeriac Baked in Barley and Fermented Hay and Cured and Smoked Celeriac with Toasted Hay Tea.
The initiative divides the world into 20 areas and involves around 100 top chefs as jurors across the globe, 20 young chef finalists, 20 chef mentors and a stellar chefs jury.
Applications will start on 1 January 2016 on www.finedininglovers.com.
Moriarty commented on his positive experience: "I was delighted and honoured to be named S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015. The journey was an unforgettable and one-off experience that I will never forget. I met so many fantastic chefs along the way and the title has made an incredible difference to my career as a whole."