The four awards are as follows:
Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thoughts Award: Voted for by the online Fine Dining Lovers community – this award will be for the young chef who best represents their personal belief within their dish.
S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility: This is an award for a dish that best represents the principle that food is best when it’s the result of social responsible practises. The winning dish is voted for by an internationally-recognised voice on sustainability in food.
Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy: The winning dish will be voted in by mentors who represent 50 countries around the world – the winner will be the one that best reflects a connection between different cultures on the plate, celebrating a global approach to gastronomy.
And finally, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award: Voted for by the esteemed panel of Seven Sages – this winning chef must demonstrate unrivalled technical skills as well as genuine creativity. They will have also displayed a strong personal belief about gastronomy that will convince the panel of their ability to become a catalyst for positive social change.
The winners from S.Pellegrino Young Chef’s awards will be presented with the opportunity to gain global visibility and significant professional prestige. They will also be invited to take part in several of S.Pellegrino’s high-profile annual events which take place all around the globe, including ones related to future Young Chef competitions.