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 Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award with "Horopito Cured Wild Venison Cooked over Kanuka Wood, Karamu Berries and Feijoa Cream with Celeriac and Melson Valley Saffron Reduction"
    Abhijit Dey

    Abhijit Dey

    Sous chef, 'SO Auckland' - Auckland, New Zealand

    Winner of Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award with "Horopito Cured Wild Venison Cooked over Kanuka Wood, Karamu Berries and Feijoa Cream with Celeriac and Melson Valley Saffron Reduction"

  • Winner of Acqua Panna Award for for Connection in Gastronomy for the Pacific region with the signature dish "Great Ocean Duck, And Its Seasonal Feed!"
    James Bond-Kennedy

    James Bond-Kennedy

    Sous chef, 'Restaurant IGNI' - South Geelong, Australia

    Winner of Acqua Panna Award for for Connection in Gastronomy for the Pacific region with the signature dish "Great Ocean Duck, And Its Seasonal Feed!"

  • S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Winner with the signature dish "Analogy"
    Jose Lorenzo Morales

    Jose Lorenzo Morales

    Commis, 'Lume Restaurant' - Melbourne, Australia

    S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Winner with the signature dish "Analogy"

  • Winner of the Social Responsibility Award for Pacific region with "Experiencing Mushrooms in Flavours and Savoury Carrot Tart"
    Kezia Kristel

    Kezia Kristel

    Chef de Partie, 'Icebergs Dining Room and Bar' - Sydney, Australia

    Winner of the Social Responsibility Award for Pacific region with "Experiencing Mushrooms in Flavours and Savoury Carrot Tart"