Young Chef Award is a competition organized and promoted by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism (IGCAT) and EUHT StPOL.
It will include a competition between finalists of regional competitions from around Europe, judged by star chefs and international experts.
The aims of the Award are to:
Promote innovations on traditional cuisine
Local food cultures are an important source of innovation. Traditions developed over centuries from the vital ‘DNA’ of food cultures and regional gastronomy as well as local knowledge is, therefore, an important potential source of innovative products and experiences.
Highlight sustainable food cultures
Sustainable local, regional and global food systems are important for all our futures. The European Young Chef Award, therefore, aims to stimulate debate about sustainable food and gastronomy practices, production and consumption.
Create future ambassadors for local food products
Local food products are often unique to the territory from which they come. Likewise, regional culture creates a distinction that underlines the added value of local products. By giving visibility to emerging chefs that support local products, it is hoped to contribute to a more sustainable and better quality of food experiences.