Young Engadine Talents

10 – 11 January 2018
Suvretta House, St. Moritz

Information about YET 2018

The festival organizers greatly care about supporting young cookery talents, why the Young Engadine Talents competition takes place for the 7th consecutive time traditionally shortly before the festival on 10th and 11th January 2018 at the Suvretta House. It will be 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 have 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 are once again kindly provided by Rageth Comestibles AG. An expert jury will assess the skills of the young talents. Next to the two master chefs Fabrizio Zanetti and Roland Jöhri, it will be 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 will be announced in front of a large audience, on the occasion of the Great BMW Gourmet Finale, on 20th January, at the Suvretta House.

The competition is a fantastic preparation for the forthcoming final apprenticeship exams and the winner can look forward to fantastic prizes, such as an internship with a master chef at a renowed hotel or restaurant, besides others!

Winner 2017

The competition 2017 was won by Stefano Berenato, apprentice chef at the Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz. The jury chose the only female participant Mascha Jordan from the Hotel Waldhaus Sils in second place. Samuel Indermühle, also an apprentice chef at the Waldhaus Sils, was selected in third position.