The European Young Chef Award is a competition organised and promoted by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism (IGCAT) in collaboration with culinary arts institutions in the European Regions of Gastronomy.
The European Young Chef Award gathers finalists of regional contests from around Europe to present and exchange knowledge about traditional dishes and local food products from their regions and then compete proposing their innovative reinterpretation of traditional recipes, judged by star chefs and international experts.
The Award aims to:
- Promote innovations on traditional cuisine
- Highlight sustainable food cultures
- Create future chef ambassadors for the regions and local food products
The European Young Chef Award 2023 took place on 20-24 November 2023 in Le Touquet, (Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023).
The European Young Chef Award 2023 was organised by IGCAT and hosted by