Young Engadine Talents

in cooperation with the "Schweizer Kochverband"

23 & 24 January 2024
Suvretta House, St. Moritz

Before the official start of the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, the "Young Engadine Talents" competition took place for the 11th time in the kitchen of the Suvretta House in St. Moritz, in collaboration with the Swiss Chef Association. Supporting young culinary talents was a matter of the heart for the festival organizers and had therefore been an integral part of the festival since 2012. The competition was organized and led by Suvretta House's head chef, Fabrizio Zanetti, and top chef Roland Jöhri. All apprentice chefs from the Engadin in their third year of training were invited to participate. They were tasked with creating two gourmet dishes from a predefined set of ingredients. The ingredient basket was sponsored by Rageth Comestibles AG, as it is every year.

Participants had to demonstrate their skills before a three-member expert jury. Alongside Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, Dario Cadonau, Director of the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau in Brail, also served as a judge.

Winner 2024

Winner of 2024


The winner of this year's "Young Engadine Talents" competition was Cristian Anton Patscheider from the Hotel Walther in Pontresina. In second place was Rayan N’Siri from the Hotel Waldhaus Sils, and in third place was Ivan Borges Monteiro from the Sporthotel Pontresina.