World Young Chef Young Waiter Young Mixologist, promotes hospitality as a career of choice, a profession, and a vocation. Established in 1979, the competition was relaunched in 2019 in partnership with UKHospitality and the Restaurant Association.
The winners of the World Young Chef Young Waiter Competition 2023 were announced at a special awards dinner in Monaco on Friday 24th November at the Salle Empire in Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
The winners of the World Young Chef Young Waiter competition were Chef Ian Tan, Waiter Belle Tores and Mixologist Zana Mohlmann, all from Singapore.
The world champions were chosen from nine chefs, nine waiters and four mixologists from England, Wales, Singapore, Ireland, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Monaco, USA and Scotland. Finalists were judged by a panel of esteemed culinary experts, food critics, and industry leaders. Among the esteemed chef judges were Adam Handling, Mario Perera, Michael Kwan, Emanuele Del Signore, Paul Walsh, and Adam Thomason. The waiter judges included Simon King, Andy Downton, George Heresy, and Daniele Giovinazzo. Meanwhile, the mixologist judges were Anna Sebastian, Yann Bouvignies, Paul Robinson, and Jerome Schrotz.
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All 22 World Finalists took part in a range of tasks devised by an expert judging panel which was whittled down to 3 winning chef and waiter pairs and 1 winning mixologist
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Our inspirational judging panel from 2022 is made up of Adam Handling, Ching He Huang, Michael Brennan, Yassmin Sarmadi, Claude Bosi, Emily Roux, Jeff Galvin, Clare Smyth MBE, Andy Downton, Johanna Wimmer, Ken Hom OBE and other big names in the hospitality industry.See all judges
Winners and judges have included some the industry’s great recognisable names– Adam Handling, Theo Randall, Mark Sargeant, Marcus Wareing, Simon King, John Torode, Anne and Jamain Swarb, Jeremy King, Raymond Blanc OBE, Heston Blumenthal OBE, The Earl of Bradford and Lord Forte.Read more