The Competition 2024-25

Meet the Local Juries for the Competition 2024-25

These are the chefs who will choose the regional winners.

Meet the jurors
Welcome to the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition Hub

Open to chefs aged 18-30, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition seeks to identify the best young chefs around the world, showcase their talent, and accelerate their professional development. It is a way for young talent to access the top tier of the chef community and make a positive impact in - and even beyond - the world of gastronomy.

Nelson Freitas in Peru for mentoring experience with Virgilio Martínez and Pía León

S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award, 2022-23 winner recently travelled to Peru to cook with and learn from two of the world’s best chefs.

Nelson Freitas and Virgilio Martinez
Hall of fame

All the winners of the previous editions of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition, going back to 2015. Who will join them this year?

Hall of fame
Previous editions

Information about all the exciting previous editions of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition: winners, event reports and interviews with the judges.

Previous Edition Winner-celebrating