Young Engadine Talents

in cooperation with the "Schweizer Kochverband"

Next event: 18th January 2022
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 three first-place winners will be given the opportunity to take part in the St. Moritz Gourmet Final 2022 at the Suvretta House, where they will then be celebrated in front of a large audience.

Winner 2020

The competition 2020 was won by Chiara Courtin, apprentice chef at the Suvretta House (middle). The jury chose participant Maximilian Thöny in second place (right), apprentice chef at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils, and Marino Taisch was selected in third position (left), apprentice chef at the Consorzi Chasa Puntota in Scuol .