Meet the 2021 finalists

SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY – CELEBRATING 44 YEARS

World Young Chef Young Waiter, which promotes hospitality as a career of choice, a profession, and a vocation, returns for 2023. 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 2022 were announced at a special awards dinner in Monaco on Wednesday 16 November at the spectacular Maybourne Riviera Hotel
attended by Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The winners of the World Young Chef Young Waiter competition were from Wales with chef Ali Halbert from Heaney’s in Cardiff and waiter Tilly Morris from Grove of Narberth.

The World Champions were chosen out of seven chef and seven waiter finalists from England, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Macao, Wales, Singapore & Canada, by Head Chef Judge Adam Handling and Head Waiter Judge Simon King, alongside Ching He Huang MBE, Mark Sargeant, Mario Perera, Michael Kwan, David Wong, Andy Downton & Jayne Griffith Parry. Christian Garcia, the private chef to Prince Albert II of Monaco and Giuliano Ungaro, the Hotel Manager at the Maybourne Riviera Hotel were guest judges.

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World Young Chef Young Waiter Final 2022

7 young chefs and 7 young waiters from our competing countries gathered in Monaco for the World Young Chef Young Waiter Finals at The Maybourne Riviera in November 2022

The winning pair from each country teamed up at The Maybourne Riviera where they prepared and served a stunning menu for VIP guests

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2020 Competition

2020 FINALS

The exciting Young Chef Young Waiter 2020 Competition Finals took place in London in 4 locations over 3 days in May 2021. The events had been rescheduled from late 2020 due to the series of UK lockdowns and were run in line with government guidelines.

The Finals: Dates and Venues:

Tuesday 25 May:

  • The Dorchester – UK Chef & Waiter Final
  • Theo Randall @ The InterContinental – UK Chef & Waiter Final
  • Adam Handling Chelsea – UK Chef & Waiter Final

Wednesday 26 May:

  • Kai Mayfair – China & South East Asia Chef & Waiter Final

Thursday 27 May:

  • Kai Mayfair – China & South East Asia Chef & Waiter Final
  • The best young chef and best young waiter Winners will be announced on 28 June at the Awards Party at The Dorchester.

Adam Handling

Head Judge - Chef

Judges

Simon King

Head Judge - Waiter

Finding the World's Best

Young Chef and
Young Waiter

Across the Globe

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.

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History of World Young Chef Young Waiter

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.

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