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Monday, February 10 2020 - 11:00
S.Pellegrino Announces Jurors for the Global Final of Their Young Chef 2020 Competition
MILAN, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

S.Pellegrino has announced the seven jurors who will be judging the Grand 
Finale of their Young Chef 2020 competition, taking place in Milan on 8-9 May 

A constantly engaged talent platform that nurtures the future of gastronomy, 
S.Pellegrino Young Chef saw 134 young chefs all over the globe taking part in 
live cook-offs in front of international jury panels from the participating 
countries of twelve different regions. The twelve finalists will cook in front 
of the Seven Sages, an esteemed jury panel made up of seven giants of global 
gastronomy who, believing that the culture and ethics behind a plate will make 
the difference for a chef in the future, will judge their dishes to find the 
final winner.

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The 'Seven Sages' are:

1. Mauro Colagreco, the Italian-Argentine chef who has been declared No 1 at 
The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019 with his three-Michelin star 
restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France. He works to provide maximum quality 
through using local ingredients, stating; "As chefs, we are obliged to focalize 
on the sustainability and the future of our planet." 
2. Andreas Caminada a Swiss chef and entrepreneur who holds three Michelin 
stars at his restaurant Schloss Schauenstein. His philosophy is to stay true to 
his roots, only using seasonal ingredients from surrounding castle grounds or 
hand-picked local producers. He received the World's 50 Best Sustainable 
Restaurant Award for his environmental and social approach at Schloss 
Schauenstein in 2019.
3. Clare Smyth, the first female British chef to hold and retain three Michelin 
stars, named the World's Best Female Chef 2018 by the World's 50 Best 
Restaurants. The ingredients she uses for her British cuisine are selected 
after a long research among local farmers and independent artisanals and have a 
strong ethic and sustainable aspect. 
4. Pim Techamuanvivit, is the executive chef of Nahm in Bangkok (one Michelin 
star since 2017), and the chef/owner Kin Khao (one Michelin star since 2015) 
and the recently-opened Nari in San Francisco. Committed to sustainability and 
food waste prevention, she supports the future of Thai food by working closely 
with local artisan producers, fishermen and farmers to source impeccable 
ingredients for her kitchens. 
5. Enrico Bartolini is currently the most starred Italian chef. In 2019 his 
restaurant, Enrico Bartolini – Mudec, received three Michelin stars, marking 
the return of a three-stars restaurant in Milan, after more than 25 years. His 
philosophy is to be contemporary classic, blending tradition with innovation 
and endless experimentation, to create new flavours that are packed with 
6. Manoella Buffara, a Brazilian chef who studied in Italy. Her restaurant Manu 
was named 'One to Watch' by Latin America's 50 Best in 2018, and to promote 
sustainability she created a model in which the protection of nature is the 
task of everyone, using urban gardens to bring communities together by sharing 
7. Gavin Kaysen, owner of the Spoon and Stable 
( Restaurant in Minneapolis, is a gifted U.S. 
chef and a visionary entrepreneur. Believing that mentorship is still very 
relevant in the gastronomy profession, Kaysen is strongly committed in helping 
the next generation of young culinarians refine their skills in the kitchen. He 
is one of the founding mentors of the nonprofit Ment'or BKB Foundation 
(formerly Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation) and he took part in the S.Pellegrino 
Young Chef 2018 event, mentoring the winning candidate for USA team.

The jurors will be judging the finalists based on three key attributes – 
technical skills, creativity and personal belief – as well as the candidates' 
potential to create positive change in society through food. The chef who 
displays these attributes most successfully will be crowned S.Pellegrino Young 
Chef 2020.

This year's culinary journey will also host a one-day Forum curated by Fine 
Dining Lovers - the online leading voice in gastronomy by S.Pellegrino and 
Acqua Panna for worldwide food enthusiasts - that will be dedicated to human 
and food sustainability in Gastronomy. Young and top chefs will take turns on 
stage to share their view and experience about kitchen culture and sustainable 
practices: to name one for all, the world-renowned chef Massimo Bottura will 
run a special lecture. 

FineDiningLovers will share insights on S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2020: follow 
the story on and @finedininglovers socials.

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SOURCE: S.Pellegrino