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Promoting Hospitality as a career of choice, a profession and a vocation, Young Chef Young Waiter and Young Mixologist Monaco is a national competition open to all young professional Chefs, Waiters, and Mixologists from any background working in Monaco’s Hospitality sector.

2023 was a inaugural year for the World Young Chef Young Waiter (YCYW) Monaco, competition and awards, in the Principality of Monaco.

The winners of the Monaco competition went on to compete at the 2023 World YCYW competition.

The newly named Lycée Rainier III, formally the Lycèe Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco, hosted the Young Chef Young Waiter Monaco competition on the 5th October 2023.

The Monaco competition is open to all young professional chefs and waiters of 28 years of age and under, from any background, working in the restaurant sector, in the Principality of Monaco.

Finalists will engage with Monaco’s premier industry experts, to gain valuable key skills as well as making new friends in Monaco’s renowned culinary and hospitality sector.


The winning Chef, Waiter, and Mixologist trio from each country will join for the World YYY Final competition, scheduled for 15th – 17th November in Singapore.

Young Chef Young Waiter and Young Mixologist Monaco Competition:

  • Entries are now open online for YYY Monaco on our online awards platform
  • Online will close 1 month before the live final, where a short list will be selected, by the Monaco judging panel.
  • Entry is free for Young Chefs, Young Waiters and Young Mixologists, who are 28 years old or under and working in the hospitality industry.
  • The Monaco winners will be announced, after taking part in a one–day live final.


Supported by


Leslie Giobergia – Deputy Headmaster
Rémy Garoscio – Proviseur
Robert Lee Mulcahy – Chairman YCYW Ireland & Monaco
Christophe Joublin – Directeur Délégué aux Formations Professionnelles et Technologiques, Secteur Hôtelier.
The Lycée Rainier III (Formally Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco) celebrates ten years at its new location, having relocated in 2013.

As the Sovereign specified in his speech, at the opening of the new college, in 2013: “The delivery of this building is part of the constant improvement of teaching resources in the service of the education of our youth. This, new, bright building, is equipped with specialized rooms allowing students to best prepare for their future profession.”

The Lycée Rainier III of Monaco is a prestigious establishment in the Principality. It welcomes pupils from Monaco, but also those from neighbouring municipalities.
Courses cover a wide spectrum of professions within the hotel and catering industry. These courses are characterized by high-level support, carried out by teams of teachers, recognized for their commitment and professionalism.

A practical approach to our courses includes students welcoming you to our onsite Restaurant, Le Cordon d’Or, where students are in the kitchen and in the dining room, supervised by their teachers, to offer lunches and dinners as part of their training.

Lycée Rainier III is proud to number many of the Principality’s chefs and hospitality professionals as past students and looks forward to continuing to promote the sector, as a career choice, and to continuing to train new students, to ensure an ample supply of new talent for the Monaco hospitality industry.

Entries are now open for 2024.


Further Details:

Judges - Monaco

Chef Judges


Christian Garcia

President of the Club des Chefs des Chefs, included Laurent Piolti, sous chef at the Hôtel Hermitage

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Jean-Laurent Basile

Chef at l’Hirondelle; Luc Gamel, sous chef at the Hôtel Hermitage

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Joël Garault

Executive chef at the Hôtel Hermitage

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Luc Gamel


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El Kadri Salah

Restaurant eirecteur at Em Sherif, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

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Anne-Sophie Kordzinski

Restaurant manager at Louis XV-Alain Ducasse Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

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