Young Engadine Talents

Suvretta House, St. Moritz

The festival organizers greatly care about supporting young cookery talents, why the Young Engadine Talents competition took place for the 8th consecutive time traditionally shortly before the festival on 8th and 9th January 2019 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 19th January, at the Suvretta House.

The competition is a fantastic preparation for the forthcoming final apprenticeship exams and the winner Yanik Suter was delighted to receive several prizes, among them a training period with Sven Wassmer, shooting Star of the Year 2018 by GaultMillau, at the Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Bad Ragaz.

Winner 2019

The competition 2019 was won by Yanik Suter, apprentice chef at the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau in Brail (middle). The jury chose participant Luca Pollak in second place (left), apprentice chef at the Hotel Giardino Mountain in St. Moritz, and Jannik Moser was selected in third position (right), apprentice chef at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils.