S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition Grand Finale: Celebrating Gastronomy and the Planet

Three days of education, networking and cultural exchange in Milan.

SPYCA Grand Finale
CREATIVE SUSTAINABILITY TRIUMPHS AT THE S.PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEF ACADEMY COMPETITION

The winner Jerome Ianmark Calayag wowed the Grand Jury with his Humble Vegetables.

SPYCA Winner
Gastronomy as a Catalyst for Change

Special award winners seek to change the world, one plate at a time.

SPYCA Special Award Winners
Watch the Award Ceremony
HOW TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE IN THE KITCHEN

Finalists for the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility share their top tips.

Award for Social Responsibility
CREATING A CONNECTION WITH GASTRONOMY

Young chefs transcend borders for the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy.

Award for Connection in Gastronomy
FOOD THAT TELLS A STORY

Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award finalists share their beliefs on a plate.

Food for Thought Award
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January 2021
Grand Finale postponed
Jan
07/
February 2020
Grand Jury announced
Feb
04/
February 2019
Applications opening
Feb
13/
March 2020
Grand Finale postponed
Due to *Covid* restrictions
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30/
April 2019
Applications closing
Apr
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May 2019
ALMA selection starts
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June 2019
ALMA selection ends
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July 2019
Regional finalists announced
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October 2021
Grand Finale Competition
Oct
30/
October 2021
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Awards
Oct
21/
November 2019
World Wide Regional finals
Nov
/ 27
January 2021
Grand Finale postponed
Jan
/ 07
February 2020
Grand Jury announced
/ 04
February 2019
Applications opening
Feb
/ 13
March 2020
Grand Finale postponed
Due to *Covid* restrictions
Mar
/ 30
April 2019
Applications closing
Apr
/ 02
May 2019
ALMA selection starts
May
/ 03
June 2019
ALMA selection ends
Jun
/ 06
July 2019
Regional finalists announced
Jul
Aug
Sep
/ 29
October 2021
Grand Finale Competition
/ 30
October 2021
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Awards
Oct
/ 21
November 2019
World Wide Regional finals
Nov
Dec

 

Find out all about the competition Rules in the document in link below.
 

S.Pellegrino Young Chef is a global talent platform that aims to bring out the best of young talents who have the potential to create positive change in society through food. Participants must be able to communicate their original ideas of food. We seek young chefs with the following three key attributes, also known as the Golden Rules:
 

 - TECHNICAL SKILLS: Ability to select the finest ingredients in terms of quality, freshness and uniqueness, to obtain an excellent taste, combined with technical skills that bring out the flavours of the ingredients, while maintaining their original essence. 
 

- CREATIVITY: Ability to explore original, stimulating and innovative perspectives with a personal and contemporary style, while maintaining a perfect balance between the flavour and aesthetic appearance. 
 

- PERSONAL BELIEF: Ability to communicate a clear message which summarises the vision of their work, i.e. their vision of the world of food and their contribution to today’s society in general, through food.

Academy Rules

12 REGIONS AND 50 KEY COUNTRIES

For the purposes of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020, the globe has been split into 12 regions, including 50 key countries that have to be represented. They are not strictly divided in relation to geographic proximities, but are a combination of various factors as determined by S.Pellegrino.
 

See the Annex of the Regulations for further detail and to find out which Region your country falls under.

Regions are: North America, South America, UK & Northern Europe, North-western Europe, Iberian & Mediterranean countries, Euro Asia, Greater China, Central Europe, Italy & South-eastern Europe, Africa & Middle East, Asia, Pacific.
 

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PARTNERS OF THE GRAND FINALE 2021