Promoting Hospitality as a career of choice, a profession, and a vocation. Young Chef Young Waiter is a national competition open to all young professional waiters and chefs from any background.
This renowned competition launched in 1979 and this revamped and revitalised format, is fully endorsed by UKHospitality and the Restaurant Association.
In 2022, this format was expanded worldwide to reach a global audience.
We worked with leading figures from the hospitality industry to find the best young chef and waiter the world has to offer.
The winners from each country met in Monaco for the World Final in November 2022, where the World Young Chef Young Waiter Champions were crowned.
Please read below to find out more about The World Young Chef Young Waiter competition 2022.
On 16th November 2022 the World Young Chef Young Waiter finalists teamed up for their final competition at The Maybourne Riviera, Monaco. Our seven chefs and seven waiters designed a winning menu and served their national dishes to an array of VIP guests and internationally acclaimed judging panels including Michelin-starred Head Chef Judge Adam Handling and Head Waiter Judge Simon King. They were supported by chef Judges Simon Ganache, Chef des events au Yacht Club de Monaco, Mark Sargeant Winner of YCYW England 1996, Mario Perera, Executive Chef at The Dorchester & Michael Kwan, Executive Pastry Chef at The Dorchester and Waiter Judges, Andy Downton, Jayne Griffith Parry, and Xavier Richards. The champions of World Young Chef Young Waiter Ali Halbert, Wales Chef and Tilly Morris Wales Waiter were crowned at a sparkling awards ceremony at The Maybourne Riviera
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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Winners and judges have included some the industry’s great recognisable names– 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