Young Engadine Talents

in cooperation with the "Schweizer Kochverband"

28th and 29th January
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 must prove their skills in front of a five-member specialist jury. Alongside Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, the jury is composed of Claudio Dietrich, Hotel Director at Waldhaus in Sils-Maria, Dario Cadonau, Director at IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau in Brail, and new also Rolf Fliegauf, Executive Chef at the Ecco St. Moritz.

The three first place winners will have the opportunity of participating in the Porsche Gourmet Finale on 8th February 2020 at Suvretta House, where they will then be celebrated in front of a large audience. The main prize for the winner will be a period of training with Master Chef Rolf Fliegauf at Hotel Giardino Ascona.

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.