Global Young Chefs Challenge Competitors

Global Young Chefs Challenge Competitors

The Global Young Chefs Challenge was created in 2002 by Worldchefs to promote and groom young chefs in their culinary careers. The competition is open to chefs aged 25 and younger.

Until this 2017 edition, The Global Young Chefs Challenge was run simultaneously with the Global Chefs Challenge and the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, a world-respected competition.

This year for the first time ever, the Global Young Chefs Challenge Final was held at Sirha, the international trade show that is also home to Because d’Or and the World Pastry Cup.

The competition space was filled with electrifying energy, studded by the spectacular works of these emerging talents. Competitors had to prepare and present a 3 course menu of 6 servings in the required timeframe – 3 hours.

Gert Klötzke, Chief Judge commented, “…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.”

Want to compete? Contact your National Chefs Association for information about selection in your country today!

A complete list of national associations and their contact details can be found here.

Name: Yangyang Shen (Kevin)

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Country: China

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Name: Shayne McCrady

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Country: USA

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Employer: The Gatesworth "I am honored to be apart of this competition and representing the United States in this Diverse community of Chefs. There is still a lot for me to learn but I know every chef will be willing to share their knowledge to help me grow as a young chef."

Inspirational Chef: Several Chefs inspire me and that’s what helps me grow as a young chef, with all the different ideas and methods to be exposed to. But the Chef that inspires me the most is Chef Brian Hardy. He inspires me to do my best everyday. His encouragement and attentiveness inspire me to be accomplish my goals.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: My favorite dish to prepare is Gumbo. The one-pot style of preparation is fascinating to me. I love the development of flavors that can be built in one pot with careful steps, ensuring each flavor is highlighted by another. .

Name: Aleksander Vartdal

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Country: Norway

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Employer: Restaurant Happolati in Oslo, Norway "I am so honored to get the chance to compete in the Global Chefs Challenge finals in Malaysia. Really excited to compete against some of the best chefs in the world, and also get to represent Norway in the world finals"

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Favorite Dish to Prepare: My favorite dish to prepare is noodle soup. You can use any meat, fish or vegetable and it is so simple. .


Name: Niall Larjala

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Country: Finland

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Name: Sandra Hofer

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Country: Germany

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Employer: Geisels Werneckhof MBCnchen "I look forward to this new challenge and getting to know other young talented chefs from all over the world. Likewise, I am very happy to be allowed to participate in such a great experience and will enjoy the preparation and spirit of competition as I incorporate all my joy and passion into my cooking."

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Favorite Dish to Prepare: Lasagne .

Name: Andrea Tiziani

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Country: Italy

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Employer: Villa Canton Restaurant "A prestigious competition that has long hoped to participate and now finally, I can prove myself with my colleagues from other nations, a unique event for professional and personal growth."

Inspirational Chef: There isn’t a chef that i am inspired particularly. But I'm going to go over and get closer to the philosophy of chefs who are marking my career.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: A traditional plate, veal Roasted mushrooms and polenta .


Name: Jasmine Marie Nadres

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Country: Guam

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Employer: Lotte Hotel Guam "I feel very blessed, honored, excited and really nervous actually. All the hard work, sweat, tears (literally), and long hours in preparation for the semifinals has finally paid off this time around. It was my second time competing for Guam in the Pacific Region. The pressure is on because it will be the first time that Guam will be representing the Pacific Region in the Global Chefs Challenge. I will be competing against the best of the best in the world and that's just very overwhelming for me. "

Inspirational Chef: All the chefs that I worked and trained under inspires me but the one that truly inspires me is my mom and dad (Jesusa & Jose Nadres). They are my best inspirational home cooks you can ask for. They are great at cooking the down to earth Filipino dishes. Lastly my greatest inspiration is my grandpa. He is the known cook in the Nadres Family and he has recently passed down his original hand written Filipino recipes to me in hope to open a business in the near future. Everything I do in this career field is for my family and they give me the drive and passion to keep on striving for more exellecence in my life.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: My favorite dish to prepare is the Filipino traditional staple: Chicken adobo. It's a hearty stew if you must call it. Having both a little sour and sweet flavor. And Best served with hot steamed white rice. This dish hits it home for me personally. My mom would always make it at least once a week for dinner when I was growing up. This is one of those dishes I can never get tired of eating and now cooking when I have the chance. .

Name: Mahmoud Korany

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Country: Egypt

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Name: Annie Baacke

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Country: Sweden

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Name: Mong Zhi Ling

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Position: Competitor

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Country: Malaysia

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