Awards

 

This edition of the competition saw the introduction of a number of new awards at both the Regional Finals and Grand Finale.

The Signature Dishes of the competitors at the Regional Finals were judged against the three Golden Rules by the jury in order to determine the S.Pellegrino Young Chef winner of the respective Region.

In addition, regional winners for the following awards were also announced: the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, and the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy. The Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award  was voted by the online audience of the Fine Dining Lovers magazine. Use the dropdown menu below to discover the winners of the four awards of every Regional Final.

  • Winner of S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility with the signature dish:"The Ghost Net"
    Callan Austin

    Callan Austin

    Chef de partie, 'Le Coin Francais' - Cape Town, South Africa

    Winner of S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility with the signature dish:"The Ghost Net"

  • Winner of Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy with the signature dish: "Adam's Garden"
    Elissa  Abou Tasse

    Elissa Abou Tasse

    Chef de partie, 'Maroun Chedid SAL' - Beirut, Lebanon

    Winner of Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy with the signature dish: "Adam's Garden"

  • Winner of Fine Dining Lovers Community Award with the signature dish: "Remembrance" (Quail Consomme)
    Marcus Gericke

    Marcus Gericke

    Sous chef, 'Qunu At The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa' - Johannesburg, South Africa

    Winner of Fine Dining Lovers Community Award with the signature dish: "Remembrance" (Quail Consomme)

  • S.PellegrinoYoung Chef 2019 Africa & Middle East with the signature dish: "Bouillabaisse 2.0"
    Paul Thinus  Prinsloo

    Paul Thinus Prinsloo

    Chef de partie, 'The Restaurant At Waterkloof' - Cape Town, South Africa

    S.PellegrinoYoung Chef 2019 Africa & Middle East with the signature dish: "Bouillabaisse 2.0"