Young Engadine Talents

10 – 11 January 2018
Suvretta House, St. Moritz

The festival organizers greatly care about supporting young cookery talents, why the Young Engadine Talents competition took place for the 7th consecutive time traditionally shortly before the festival on 10th and 11th January 2018 at the Suvretta House. It was organized by Fabrizio Zanetti, Executive Chef at the Suvretta House, together with master chef Roland Jöhri.

All Apprentice chefs from the Engadine in their third year were invited to participate. They had to undertake the demanding task of creating two gourmet dishes from a prescribed basket of products, without any limits to their imagination. The basic products of the baskets once again have been kindly provided by Rageth Comestibles AG. An expert jury assessed the skills of the young talents. Next to the two master chefs Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, the jury was completed with Claudio Dietrich, manager of the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria and Dario Cadonau, manager of the In Lain Hotel Cadonau in Brail. The three best rated candidates have been announced in front of the large audience, on the occasion of the Great BMW Gourmet Finale, on 20th January, at the Suvretta House.

The competition is a fantastic preparation for the forthcoming final apprenticeship exams and the winner Fabio Berger was delighted to receive several prizes, among them a training period with Tanja Grandits, the best Swiss female master chef, at the Stucki Restaurant in Basel.

Winner 2018

The competition 2018 was won by Fabio Berger, apprentice chef at the Suvretta House in St. Moritz. The jury chose participant Mathias Müller in second place and Valentin Minder was selected in third position, both apprentice chefs at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils.

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