Regional Finalists 2022-23

filter the area:
Africa, Middle East & South Asia
Deepak Jakhar
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
As, we are from green belt of India. We have abundance of this grain (pearl millet) commonly known as bajra, consumed from decades...
INFO
Muhammad Afif Adnanta Nasution
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I am here to day with spirit of regeneration for future and passion for food. My dish is "Reflection of nature" it is strongly rep...
INFO
Mythrayie Iyer
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
The history of hunting and gathering food was practised to enable us to meet needs for survival.Terrior determined what grew best ...
INFO
Asia
Ian Goh
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish began with my love of lamb, and the hope to highlight my Hainanese heritage. Lamb has been a staple of the Hainanese die...
INFO
Xu Yu Chan
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My favorite childhood dish is Assam Laksa. To me, the beauty of this dish is the combination of flaky fish melding together with t...
INFO
Hyojeong Kim
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Through the San Pelegrino competition, I would like to make new Korean dish that is interesting and delicious to people in a fun w...
INFO
Canada
Timothy James Bleau
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I want to show that fine dining food can have zero waste when done correctly, getting creative on how to utilize trim in order to ...
INFO
Ben Thompson
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish, in a nutshell, represents who I am. Not only are all the main ingredients sourced from directly here in Canada, but als...
INFO
Samy Benabed
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Through this dish I want to talk about the culinary identity of Quebecers, but also highlight my personal history and that of my f...
INFO
Central Europe
Stefan Barca
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish is entirely inspired by general and global necessity for #change. Where everyone has to give at least a minimum effort t...
INFO
Eva Maria Egorova
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
With this dish I want to show my love for the italian country, people, language and its cousine. And of course all the delicious i...
INFO
Mary Anne Peñaloza Villafuerte
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
With my dish I wanted to share my roots, the ingredients that I took for it are using daily in my country, and they are not expens...
INFO
France
Francois Vermeere-Merlen
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I wanted to challenge myself to make a gourmet dish but also entirely vegetable and 0 waste. Everyone must realize that a beetroot...
INFO
Camile Saint-M'Leux
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My dish associates two opposed universe: the "meaty" one from the Chateauneuf farm beef and the iodized one from the cuttlefish an...
INFO
Benjamin Vakanas
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
As I grew up in Saint-Raphael, fish soup had an emblematic place in my family. My father, a fish lover, observed changes in the se...
INFO
Iberian Countries
Andrè Cameirão
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Kitchen and gastronomy are my life since I was young. I move to Açores , I fell in love with the gastronomy of the region and I wa...
INFO
David Padilla Ferrer
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My dream as a chef is nothing more than to be able to take my island to the highest level of gastronomy, being happy along the way...
INFO
Artur Gomes
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Sustainability is a word lost in intentions. We believe that to be really sustainable we can’t only focus on our restaurant, inste...
INFO
Italy
Marco Apicella
The memory of an emotion lives on in this dish. It takes me back in time, to when my mom used to prepare it in our family restaura...
INFO
Maria Chiara Brannetti
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I rapresented violence against woman. Living or cohabiting with someone who exhibits aggressive attitudes and feeling without a wa...
INFO
Katherine Rios
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Migration and Integration Arriving in a new place is not always easy and even more so it is not easy to integrate and be accepted...
INFO
Latin America & Caribbean
Paulette Marie Tejada Then
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Yocahú means “Spirit of the yucca” in Arawak. This dish is an expression of love for my ancestors and their land. It is a way of s...
INFO
Aranxa Troestch
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Chiriqui's recognized for being the produce pantry of Panama, that’s why my dish's focused on the earth’s bounty with key ingredie...
INFO
Tabatha Bertoni
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish represents the diversity from Brazil, using ingredients that match each other and create a comfort space, just like a fo...
INFO
Mainland China
Jin Wang
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Nature selflessly sustains all things. Cuisine should also be all encompassing – discover China’s local sea habitat and combine di...
INFO
Di Cui
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
The idea of the dish is from my hometown, Xinjiang, which is famous for its tasty lamb. The sheep live in the mountains where the ...
INFO
Yi Zhang
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I want to memorize my first trip to Guangxi. A mountainous region with rich cultural resources.Bamboo there is a important materie...
INFO
North Europe
Nils Flatmark
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I want to send the message that we really must make sure that the local food production survives in the future. In Norway, we are ...
INFO
Eddie Meijboom
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
We are a modern Spanish restaurant and this dish is my interpretation of the gamba al ajillo. Traditionally, the prawns are oft...
INFO
Lauma Jurkjane
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish is inspired by our workplaces garden. Our own grown vegetables and salads combined with chefs knowledge creates Synergy....
INFO
Pacific
Alexis Belmas
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Through this dish, I wanted to link my 2 countries of affection which are France, my country of origin, and Australia, the country...
INFO
Leidy Carolina Maldonado Ramirez
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This salad is very popular Colombian salad on the Atlantic coast in and we find it with the name clown salad, alluding its name to...
INFO
Jackson Mehlhopt
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Wapiti deer were introduced into New Zealand in 1905. Since then the feral herd escalated in numbers and volunteer groups put in h...
INFO
South-East Europe & Mediterranean
Dominik Kovács
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My dish is called Friend's Ear. This is a traditional Hungarian dish. The reason, why this dish is close to my heart is because my...
INFO
Olga Feferkuchen
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My dish is my interpretation to the classic Borscht. I took my mother’s recipe and disassembled it and combined it with the local ...
INFO
Paweł Szulżycki
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
By presenting this dish i would like to convince people that we chefs are not only people that stand for many hours in front of th...
INFO
Uk
Harry Van Lierop
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
Two fond memories from growing up was the excessive amount of celariac my grandma used to produce in her garden, and sailing off t...
INFO
Aaron Blais
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish is all about a recreation of a happy memory growing up and getting a nostalgic feeling. Cooking and food to me is all ab...
INFO
Marcus Clayton
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This is the dish that I first wrote down 4 years ago when I was planning to do my first ever pop up, which unfortunatelly for one ...
INFO
USA
Samuel Mumford
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
With the current climate crisis that we are faced I would use this opportunity to further educate the greater population on the ro...
INFO
Huy Hoang
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
The Vietnam Cookery Culture is not simply the France and China Cuisine, but it is the fusion between those Big Two Cordon Bleu tha...
INFO
Daniel Garwood
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
This dish is a story and reflection of my life as a chef; Typically Banchan (Korean side dish) is a variety of small dishes accom...
INFO
West Europe
Egbert Meseure
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
When I started to create this dish a lot of people told me not to do it because it contains too much work. So this explains my st...
INFO
Michael Angelo Van Liere
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
I want to illustrate with my dish that we can present a beautiful and flavorful plate with just a few main ingredients. With those...
INFO
Mirjam Schwarz
What message, history and identity would you like to express with your dish?
My roots are in emmental. In the past this was a classical dish for special occasions like birthdays and christening. I re-invente...
INFO