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 Regions of Gastronomy.

Organised as a two-day event, 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

Open call 2018
A call is open for the European Young Chef Award 2018 edition, that will take place on 25-26 November in Galway (Ireland) at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

Contact us
To submit an application and for more information see:

The European Young Chef Award 2018 is organised by IGCAT and 

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