The latest edition of the competition sees the introduction of a number of new awards at both the Regional Finals and Grand Finale.
A jury will evaluate the presented dishes based on the three Golden Rules and select a winner of each Region, as well as a Grand Finale winner of each of the following awards: the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thoughts Award, the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, and the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award
Awarded for each Region by an independent chef jury, and at the Grand Finale by the Seven Sages, this award is given to the chef who has unrivaled technical skills, genuine creativity and an exceptional, strong personal belief about Gastronomy.
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
Voted by an internationally recognized voice on Sustainability in food, the winner of the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility will be based on the dish that best represents the principle of food as a result of socially responsible practices.
Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy
Voted for by mentors, representing 50 countries around the world, the winning dish will be the one that reflects the perfect connection between different cultures on the plate. Not fusion, not confusion, a representation of the growing trend of global gastronomy: Chefs without Borders.