Young Catalan Chef Award
This contest is held as part of the University Gastronomy Day, and decides on who is the Best Young Chef in Catalonia. It is one of the oldest culinary contests in Spain, at which the guest chef is president of the jury.
Since the 2016 edition, the winner of the Catalan Young Chef Award has been the representative of Catalonia in the final phase of the European Young Chef Award. The participation of one of the winners at the European Young Chef Award (EYCA) is promoted by Prodeca (Promotora d'Exportacions Agroalimentàries. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació de la Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Catalan Tourism Agency, as members of the platform of the European Regions of Gastronomy.
Each edition of the Catalan Young Chef Award is about a product or asubject and a prestigious chef is invited. In the 2019 edition, the subject has been the local cuisine and the guest chefs; Javier and Sergio Torres.In addition to presiding over the contest, the chefs have closed the University Gastronomy Day with a masterclass for the students of the Hotel-School of Sant Pol de Mar and for the participants in the contest.
Apart from the Absolute Award, special mentions are also given for the Best Preparation Technique, for Imagination and Creativity and for the Best Presentation.
Catalan Young Chef Award 2019
Find out more about 2019 edition HERE [+]