The winner of this year's "Young Engadine Talents" was Ramon Micha Süsstrunk from the Hotel Waldhaus Sils. Ruben Paiano from the Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz came second and Franca Sofia Obrecht, also an apprentice at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils, came third.
Young Engadine Talents
in cooperation with the "Schweizer Kochverband"
Suvretta House, St. Moritz
Even before the official start of the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, the competition for the up-and coming «Young Engadine Talents» will be held for the ninth time in the kitchen of Suvretta House in St. Moritz new in cooperation with the Schweizer Kochverband. The encouragement of young cooking talent is an affair of the heart for the festival organisers and therefore an integral component of the festival since 2012. The competition is organised and run by Suvretta House Executive Chef Fabrizio Zanetti and Master Chef Roland Jöhri. All apprentice chefs from the Engadine, in their third year of training, have been invited to participate. They face the demanding task of conjuring up two gourmet dishes using a fixed basket of produce. As every year, the basket of produce is donated by Rageth Comestibles AG.
The participants have to prove their skills in front of a six-member specialist jury. Alongside Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, the jury also includes Claudio Dietrich, hotel manager of the Waldhaus in Sils-Maria, Dario Cadonau, director of the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau in Brail, as well as Rolf Fliegauf, executive chef at the Ecco St. Moritz, and new also Reto Walther, managing director of the Swiss Culinary Association. The award ceremony will take place during the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival 2022.