Young Talent Trophy 2016

The Disciples Escoffier Young Talent Trophy (YTT) is one of the most important culinary competitions in Asia, held in 8 regions including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, taking place between March and June this year. Winners of the national selections will compete at the Asia Final at the Restaurant and Bar Show in Hong Kong in September 2016.

YTT encourages training, leadership development and innovation of the top chefs below 25 years of age with less than five years of kitchen experience around the world while promoting the French cuisine and art de vivre. Winner of the Asia Final of the Young Talent Trophy will compete at the World Final in 2017 with culinary talents from all over the world.

Disciples Escoffier is a French association of top chefs encompassing more than 25,000 chefs in over 26 countries. Disciples Escoffier is dedicated to lauding a perpetual evolution of cooking and gastronomy. Over eight years YTT has discovered and trained a multitude of chef talents through apprenticeship with top chefs in Asia that prepares them for various competitions. Transfer of knowledge is one of the core values of the Disciples Escoffier.

CANDIDATES

Byeong hyen Hwang - South Korea

Representative of South Korea, Byeong-hyen Hwang from the Ritz-Carlton...

Chainarong Jitjamnong - Thailand

DEYTT 2015 world champion Thailand (24th March) has again nominated a...

Hilda Leung - Hong Kong

In Hong Kong (7th April), former graduate of the Institut Culinaire...

Junting Shao - China

In China (28th May), a total of 4 provincial competitions were held in...

Keith Nguyen - Vietnam

May 2016 as well saw the birth of the DEYTT Asia finalists in Vietnam...

Kenny Chung - Singapore

The Disciples Escoffier Singapore (6th June) delegation concluded the...

Terrence Marquez - The Philippines

The Philippines (10th March) kick-started the series of regional...

Yorick Soh - Macau

In Macau (14th March) Yorick Soh from Mandarin Oriental, Macau created...