The Russian chef Sergey Berezutskiy won the 2014 Young Chef of the Year Award
The 14th edition of the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup has just come to an end. The spectacular regatta, organized according to tradition in collaboration with the historic Venetian yacht club Compagnia della Vela, once again saw 41 boats competing from the Lido of Venice to the Island of San Giorgio, striving to be the first on the finish line and the best in the galley.
The winners’ proclamation finally arrived as the sun went down in the astonishing backdrop of the Venetian Lagoon, at the end of a thrilling day, started off early in the morning at the Rialto outdoor market, where chefs met to hand-pick the ingredients chosen for their recipes.
The boat "MisterX 3", with the chef Karen Boscolo Meneguolo of the resturant El Gato di Chioggia on board, won the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup trophy. The Inside the Cooking, a real race within the race involving ten boats from S.Pellegrino international markets, each with a young chef onboard, representing Australia, Korea, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Canada, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the USA, saw the victory of the Russian boat. These unique awards are assigned basing on a ranking that takes in consideration the boat performance and the chef’s work at the same time.
The second place in the Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2014 Award went to the Belgian chef Thomas Troupin, while The German chef Kirill Kinfelt achieved the third place. Also the coveted People’s Choice Award, assigned by the guests of the inaugural dinner, voting along with renowned gourmet experts, has been assigned to Thomas Troupin and his Egg 63°C, creamy brown butter emulsion, sherry & porcini mushrooms cream, lardo di colonnata. “I was not expecting to receive such award – he commented – and I am very proud because I am working really hard to promote Belgian cuisine and its local products around the world, for example with the project Generation W. For sure this recognition will give a contribution to elevate the awareness of our cuisine”.
The Israeli chef Ahmad Salameh
With the success of this 14th edition of the Cooking Cup, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, synonymous with the gourmet food and wine culture across the globe, proved once more their commitment to scouting and promoting emerging talents and reaffirmed their role of true ambassadors of the Italian style and art of living all over the world.
Fine food lovers and sailing enthusiasts can follow the comments and live again the most exciting moments of the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup through the contents published by the protagonists on Twitter during the regatta (hashtag #SPcookingcup), or discover the latest info, photos and videos of the event on S.Pellegrino Facebook page and Instagram account or on Finedininglovers.com, the digital magazine for worldwide food enthusiasts, proudly endorsed by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
This article is curated by Identità Golose, the publication that organises the international fine dining congress, publishes website www.identitagolose.com and the online Guida Identità Golose, on top of curating many other events in Italy and abroad