Thousands applied, 135 made the selection for the 12 Regional Finals. Here, the respective jury panels determined the winner of S.Pellegrino Young Chef for each Region, and, together with the votes of the Fine Dining Lovers’ online audience, the names of the three additional awards were announced.

In October 2021, these 12 young chefs finalists will cook in front of the grand jury, the Seven Sages, in Milan.

The Seven Sages will judge their Signature Dishes, further refined thanks to the support and guidance of each of the young chefs’ dedicated mentor-chefs. At this Grand Finale, the current 36 regional winners of the three additional awards will also be narrowed down to a final three, announcing one final winner for each award.

Find out all the latest on the winners of all of the awards in the articles below.