S.Pellegrino has announced the finalists for the Pacific region who are set to move forward in the Young Chef competition for 2020.
A total of 10 chefs were selected by ALMA, which judged dishes based on technical skills, creativity and a ‘personal belief in the transformative power of gastronomy as a device for positive change in society’.
The finalists come from across Australia and New Zealand and include James Bond-Kennedy (IGNI, South Geelong); Kezia Kristel (Icebergs, Sydney); Daniel Jakobsson (private chef, Sydney); Joshua Gregory (EXP., Wallsend); Camille Saint M’Leux (Urbane, Brisbane); Abhijit Dey (SO, Auckland); Giada Grilli (Lillius, Auckland) and Andrew Tranter (Pescatore, Christchurch).
The contenders will now compete in a cook-off against each other at the Sydney Seafood School in Sydney where one winner will be selected by a judging panel comprising Peter Gilmore (Quay), Jock Zonfrillo (Orana), Christine Manfield (chef), Dan Hunter (Brae) and Danielle Alvarez (Fred’s).
The Pacific winner will compete in the global finals which will be held in 2020.