The winner of the ‘Young Engadine Talents’ competition for the up-and-coming:

Congratulations to Stefano Berenato, apprentice chef with
Steve Van Remoortel at the Hotel Laudinella, St.Moritz!


For the promotion of the up-and-coming cookery talents, the ‘Young Engadine Talents’ competition took place in advance of the festival for the sixth time at the Suvretta House, organised by Suvretta House chef de cuisine Fabrizio Zanetti in cooperation with master chef Roland Jöhri. Nine apprentice chefs from the Engadine in their third year of training took part this year. They had to complete the task of creating two gourmet dishes from a set basket of produce – according to the theme ‘Fantasy and creativity without limits’. The basic produce of the baskets were kindly supplied by Rageth Comestibles AG.

The skills of the young cookery talents convinced the jury, which besides Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, included Claudio Dietrich, hotel manager at the Waldhaus Sils, and Dario Cadonau, hotel manager of the In Lain Hotel Cadonau in Brail. All nine participants gladly proved their great potential, and created exceptional dishes!

The competition was won by Stefano Berenato, apprentice chef at the Hotel Laudinella, St.Moritz.

The jury chose the only female participant Mascha Jordan from the Hotel Waldhaus Sils in second place. Samuel Indermühle, also an apprentice chef at the Waldhaus Sils, was selected in third position.

The official presentation ceremony took place in front of a large audience on Friday evening, 3rd February 2017, during the Great BMW Gourmet Finale. Stefano Berenato was pleased to receive several fantastic prizes, among them a holiday for seven nights in a Deluxe double room for two persons at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona in Spain, as well as a traineeship in with master chef and hotel director Dario Cadonau, at the restaurant Vivanda of the In Lain Hotel Cadonau in Brail.

Young Engadine Talents

On the finishing straight for the ‘Young Engadine Talent 2017’: Stefano Berenato won the jury’s favour and competed against the other eight talented chefs successfully.

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