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Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award: Vote for Your Favourite Young Chef

As the Grand Finale draws closer, it’s time to cast your vote for the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award.

As the Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy competition draws closer, it’s time to cast your vote for the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award.

This prestigious award recognises a young chef who can best express their personal beliefs through a signature dish — and you can choose the winner from 12 regional finalists.

Spanning all corners of the globe, this year’s finalists have harnessed their culinary talents to forge cross-cultural understanding with an array of dishes that not only tell personal stories, but reflect some of the biggest challenges in the world today.

Global issues like environmental sustainability, representation and political conflict are expressed among 12 incredible dishes.

The finalists were selected during respective regional finals via online voting, and now, on the occasion of the Grand Finale 2021, the time has come to choose the best of the best.

As the only award open to public voting, The Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award is the opportunity to have your say. S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy members, Fine Dining Lovers readers, chefs and foodies can vote for their favourite young chef by judging the message conveyed through each finalist’s signature dish.

The winner will be announced during the Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy competition in Milan on 28-30 October in front of a prestigious jury composed of internationally renowned chefs, known as the Seven Sages.

VOTE NOW

Voting is now open and will close at 9am GMT on 24 October. By clicking on the link you can evaluate how each finalist described their signature dish and cast your all-important vote.

Vote for your favourite S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy 2021 finalist to help them win the esteemed Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award 2021, and don’t forget to tune in to watch the Grand Finale live online via the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy website and Facebook page from 28 - 30 October 2021.

WHAT IS THE FINE DINING LOVERS FOOD FOR THOUGHT AWARD?

The Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award is promoted by Fine Dining Lovers, the digital platform by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna that is an authoritative voice in global gastronomy.

The award is presented to the young chef who best reflects their personal philosophy within their signature dish, and is presented during the Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy competition.

This award, along with the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility and Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy form part of the important changes introduced in this edition of the competition. They reflect S.Pellegrino’s belief in nurturing and supporting the young culinary talents who will secure a better future for gastronomy.
 

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