On the 26th of June, Milan, the city that is hosting the world with Expo 2015, will embrace twenty young chefs coming from all over the planet to show their talent and creativity and to achieve the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 award. Including our very own Mark Moriarty from Dublin.
To win the much coveted prize, they will submit their signature dishes to an extraordinary jury of seven famous international chefs, “seven sages”, Gastón Acurio, Yannick Alléno, Massimo Bottura, Margot Janse, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Joan Roca and Grant Achatz. Just one winner will be selected by the unquestionable authority of this great panel of culinary artists.
The Grand Finale event will be full of surprises. Thanks to the partnership with Vogue Italia, S.Pellegrino’s ally in its unabated commitment to scouting and promoting talent, some other important prizes will be awarded.
Vogue Italia paired each young chef with an emerging designer, selected through international scouting. These designers ideated a fashion creation inspired by their partner’s signature dish, thus giving birth to an unprecedented fusion between fine food and style.
During the Grand Finale, two prizes for the Best Chef-Designer couple will be awarded. One will be selected thanks to the votes of all the guests attending the event, a parterre made of vips, influencers, chefs, and international journalists. The other will be assigned via Vogue.it, the online edition of the highly renowned and influential magazine, where all the Chef and Designer creations have been published, enabling food and fashion lovers from around the world to vote for their favourite.
Last but not least, the best talented designers will also receive an award assigned by Vogue Italia as Best Designer. This will be determined by a jury led by Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Editorial Director of Condé Nast Italia. Global Ambassador against Hunger ( WFP), and composed by Massimiliano Giorgetti, Ennio Capasa, Alberta Ferretti, Sara Maino, Marlene Taschen, Giò Marconi.
The twenty couples of chef-designer can be also found on Finedininglovers.com, where all their names will be unveiled before the final event with special interviews.
Follow the hashtag #SPYoungChef to keep up to date about the event and the Grand Finale in Milan.