Promoting Hospitality as a career of choice, a profession, and a vocation. Young Chef Young Waiter and brand new for 2023 young mixologists is an international competition open to all young professional chefs, waiters & mixologists 28 years and under 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 and now in 2023 it has been expanded to 9 countries around the world.
We work with leading figures from the hospitality industry to find the best young chefs, young waiters and young mixologists the world has to offer.
The World Young Mixologist competition, elevated by NEFT Vodka, aims to acknowledge outstanding talent and excellence not only in the kitchen and front-of-house service, but also behind the bar.
The winners from each country will meet in Monaco for the world finals from the 23rd – 24th November, where the World Young Chef, Waiter and Young Mixologist Champions will be crowned.
Please read below to find out more about The World Young Chef Young Waiter & Young Mixologists competition 2023
All 22 World Finalists will take part in a range of tasks devised by an expert judging panel which will be whittled down to 3 winning chef and waiter pairs and 1 winning mixologist
MEET THE 2023 ENGLAND WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 CAYMAN ISLAND WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 USA WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 IRELAND WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 WALES WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 MONACO WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 SCOTLAND WINNERS
MEET THE 2023 SINGAPORE WINNERS - COMING SOON
MEET THE 2023 HONG KONG WINNERS
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