S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022-2023: young chef Artur Gomes, winner of the S.Pellegrino Social Responsibility Award
Representing the Iberian countries, the young chef from Portugal was recognized for his willingness to embrace sustainability at all stages of his culinary work.
MILAN, Aug. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As the highly anticipated Grand Finale of the 2022-23 S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition - to be held in Milan on October 4-5, 2023 - approaches, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy is honored to announce that Artur Gomes from Portugal is the winner of the prestigious S.Pellegrino Social Responsibility Award voted for by The Sustainable Restaurant Association.
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The prize, one of the three collateral prizes of the Contest, is awarded to the chef whose signature dish best interprets the principle that food tastes better when it is the result of socially responsible practices, conveying a powerful message of sustainability.
Artur Gomes stood out among the 15 young chefs committed to sustainability who won the award in their respective regions, winning the world title with his emblematic celeriac dish "Vale das Lobas".
"It is an honor to have received this recognition that is so important to me", stated Artur Gomes. "Social responsibility must be a collective commitment that goes beyond our restaurant. With my plate I wanted to show how sustainability must start with our communities, our artisans and the region. My hope is that, through sustainable construction, the regenerative agriculture and resource management we are not only regenerating this land, but also this community."
Juliane Caillouette Noble of The Sustainable Restaurant Association added, "We are proud to award this edition's award to Artur Gomes. Offering a snapshot of the rural landscape of northern Portugal, the dish not only champions hyper-local ingredients, but also showcases the regenerative agricultural processes that are being introduced with soil health and climate in mind Artur understands that social responsibility must go hand in hand with financial and environmental responsibility, if we want restaurants to continue to attract the best young talent and provide an inspiring and positive work environment.
To nurture the talent of young chefs, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy recently offered all regional finalists the opportunity to participate in a series of inspiring workshops to explore the most relevant topics for the sector. During the "Sustainability 360°" workshop, the young chefs competing for the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, moderated by Tom Jenkins, Fine Dining Lovers journalist and Academy spokesperson, had the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with esteemed members of the international chef community including Kamilla Seidler, Jeffrey Vella, Suzanne Barr and Daniel Gottschlich, as well as Molly McDonald and Isabel Martin of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Together they explored approaches to sustainability, encompassing both environmental and human aspects, and discussed effective ways to communicate these values to guests, with Tom Jenkins leading the way with key messages: "While environmental sustainability is of course a hot topic , what most interested the guests in these workshops was the question of human sustainability and the creation of a better, fairer and safer industry for all Many veteran chefs spoke of the changes they have introduced in the work practices of their teams and how they have adapted their business models, while our young chefs highlighted how important work-life balance is now for their generation. Everyone agrees: a happy team equals a happy restaurant."
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About S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy
Gastronomy has the potential to transform society, shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future. However, for this, talent is needed. That's why S.Pellegrino has created the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, a platform to attract, connect and support the next generation of culinary talent. It is an environment that will empower them with educational, mentoring and experience opportunities, as well as notoriety and visibility through their global competition.
The Academy opens its doors to members from more than 70 different countries, ensuring that talent is not constrained by geography, ethnicity or gender. It is a place where passionate young chefs interact with the most influential players in global gastronomy, and where together they cultivate an inspiring culinary community.
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