Four Kiwi chefs have been selected from thousands of applications for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016. Ten semi-finalists from each of the twenty regions of the world have been announced in total. New Zealand chefs, Tom Hishon from Orphans Kitchen, Christopher Walker from Roots Restaurant, Josh Barlow from The Grove and Leslie Hottiaux have been included amongst the Pacific semi-finalists.
“To be chosen out of thousands of applicants is something special,” said sous chef at Auckland’s Grove Restaurant, Josh Barlow.
Phase three of the project will take place at Crown in Melbourne at the end of July, where the 10 Pacific region semi-finalists’ signature dishes will be judged by the regional jury based on the five Golden Rules, ingredients, skills, genius, beauty and message.
The programme was created by the world-famous sparkling mineral water S.Pellegrino to reaffirm its commitment to the promotion of emerging talents and enhancing and diffusing fine dining culture throughout the world.