S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: The Finalists' Dishes | Gallery

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Following months of regional competitions held in 20 areas of the world the moment has finally arrived where the best young chefs in the world will take to the stage to present their signature dishes. The Grand Final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 is here. From over 3000 applicants these are the dishes of the 20 young chefs in the running for being crowned the best young chef in the world.

We take the opportunity to look at the beautiful signature dishes of each of the chef finalists in the picture gallery above. Each dish will be tasted by the top panel of international chef judges and marked on ingredients, skillsgeniusbeauty and message.

GRÉGOIRE BERGER | AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
GRÉGOIRE BERGER | AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST | KERGUELEN ISLAND LEGINE & CURED GOOSE, PONZU INSERT, POTATO SHELL STUFFED WITH AGRIA ESPUMA, ROASTED & SOUR JUS, ARTICHOKE AND BLACK TRUFFLE, SHIMEJI, TARRAGON POWDER
ANDREA MIACOLA | BENELUX
ANDREA MIACOLA | BENELUX | CARMAGNOLA GREY RABBIT IN TOM KHA FLAVOUR, TULIPS AND VESUVIAN TOMATO BOUILLON
SEAN MACDONALD | CANADA
SEAN MACDONALD | CANADA | DUCK AND CARROT
CHANG LIU | CHINA
CHANG LIU | CHINA | UNION
RODRIGO SANDOR | EAST EUROPE
RODRIGO SANDOR | EAST EUROPE | MANGALICA PORK CHEEK WITH CARAMELISED CAULIFLOWER PUREE, RAISINS COULIS, BEETROOT TORTELLINI
SHINTARO AWA | FRANCE
SHINTARO AWA | FRANCE | AIR CURED MACKEREL WITH POTATOES
MATTHIAS WALTER | GERMANY-AUSTRIA
MATTHIAS WALTER | GERMANY-AUSTRIA | DUCK SHANGHAI
ALESSANDRO RAPISARDA | ITALY
ALESSANDRO RAPISARDA | ITALY | RISOTTO ALLA "MARINARA" 
SEIRA FURUYA | JAPAN
SEIRA FURUYA | JAPAN | THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN
DANIEL NATES | LATIN AMERICA
DANIEL NATES | LATIN AMERICA | QUILTAMAL
NICOLAOS BILLIS | MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES
NICOLAOS BILLIS | MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES | NOSTIMON IMAR
MATTEO ZONARELLI | NORTH EAST ASIA
MATTEO ZONARELLI | NORTH EAST ASIA | SWEETBREADS, CELERIAC & HAZELNUTS
LESLIE HOTTIAUX | PACIFIC
LESLIE HOTTIAUX | PACIFIC | ‘POTATO GNOCCHI’ MUSHROOMS, PINE NUTS AND TRUFFLE
HEZRET BERDIEV | RUSSIA, BALTICS & CIS
HEZRET BERDIEV | RUSSIA, BALTICS & CIS | SUMMER IN SIBERIA
NIKOLAJ SCHMIDT SKADBORG | SCANDINAVIA
NIKOLAJ SCHMIDT SKADBORG | SCANDINAVIA | BELLY OF PORK IN MEAD “BBQ”, AGED PORK HEART, DRIED HERBS AND FLOWERS, OYSTER EMULSION, BABY BROCCOLI, SALTED PEARS AND PORK JUS WITH MEAD AND SMOKED PORK FAT
TARUN BHATIA | SOUTH EAST ASIA
TARUN BHATIA | SOUTH EAST ASIA | INSPIRATIONAL DAAB CHINGRI
DAVID ANDRÉS | SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
DAVID ANDRÉS | SPAIN AND PORTUGAL | SHEEP'S MILK, ARTICHOKE PISTILS, BABY LAMB MEAT AND PINE SMOKE
ANNE-SOPHIE TAURINES | SWITZERLAND
ANNE-SOPHIE TAURINES | SWITZERLAND | MARINATED AND HAY-SMOKED SALMON, GARDEN VEGETABLE, ROCKET, GREEN APPLE, GINGER SAUCES, CONDIMENTS AND FLOWERS
GEORGE KATARAS | UK-IRELAND
GEORGE KATARAS | UK-IRELAND | WHOLE TURBOT
MITCH LIENHARD | USA
MITCH LIENHARD | USA | ROAST DUCK WITH SPICED ORANGE AND YAMS