The Global Young Chefs Challenge 2017 Announces Champion 8 months ago

25 January 2017 – The finals of the Global Young Chefs Challenge has just concluded, with Marianus Von Horsten from Germany bringing home the Hans Bueschkens Trophy. Eric Seger (Sweden) took first runner up position, followed by Lynnette Tay (Singapore) as the second runner up.

This is the first time that the Global Young Chef Challenge has taken place at Sirha, the international food & beverage trade show in Lyon, better known as the location for the Bocuse d’Or and World Pastry Cup.

Says Marianus Von Horsten, “It is a great experience. We trained so hard over the last 6 months, and with every training, we become better and better. I will recommend this to any young chef, as this gives you international exposure, with everyone coming from around the world.”

8 young chefs battled for the Hans Bueschkens Trophy today. The competitors presented a 3 course menu of 6 servings over 3 hours, using Sterling Halibut (for appetizer), VanDrie Veal (for main course) and Dilmah tea as well as Valrhona Chocolate (for desserts).

The 8 competitors are Christopher Malone (Australia), Michael Tan (France), Marianus Von Horsten (Germany), Ivan Castiglioni (Italy), Lynnette Tay (Singapore), Eric Seger (Sweden), Rahil Rathod (UAE) and Tesia Campbell (USA).

Gert Klötzke, Chief Judge shared, “ The overall standard was very high, and you can really see the standards improving steadily over the years. For this competition, it was a tough decision to choose from the top four.”

Thomas Gugler, President of Worldchefs said, “The young chefs are the future of our profession, and this is why we believe in creating this competition, so they can further gain exposure and mentorship from our Worldchefs certified judges.”

Here are the full results of the competition:

Germany 92.611
Sweden 88.586
Singapore 87.611
Australia 85.611
UAE 83,667
Italy 83 .518
USA 82.611
France 82.611


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