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NEWSLETTER N°51 – Young Talents Escoffier

The Disciples Escoffier always in action ! This month, focus is made on the Young Talents Escoffier selections all around the world.



Jeunes Talents Escoffier


Given the forthcoming International final of 2019 Escoffier Young Talents competition which will be held on March, 15th 2019 in Bordeaux, the delegations are already selecting Young Talents who will represent their Country.


France Regional Selections


The regional 2018 selection trials of the “Escoffier Young Talents” were held on Friday, April 6th 2018 at the Polyvalent Hotel School of Quercy- Perigord in Souillac. Patrick Guat, the president of the Grand Sud-Ouest Delegation mobilised all his disciple team to ensure the success of this selection aiming at young students.

The results of this edition led to the selection of Grégory Dattiches (Kitchen) and Océane Gigagnon (service) from the Ecole des Métiers du Lot Cahors for the National finals on November 23rd 2018

The trophies for the candidates



Have been selected for the National Finale Young Talents Escoffier France,
For the kitchen, Ms. Canivet Josephine of Lycée Hotelier île de Flandre of Armentieres and in service Ms. Thévenon Grace, Lycée Hotelier Charles de Gaulle in Compiègne.

Some other selections will be held after the summer break.

The national final for France will be held the 23 Novembre 2018 in the Cooking School Sainte Thérèse in the city of La Guerche de Bretagne in French Britany, hosted by the president of the delegation Christian Louvigné and the Young Talents Escoffier contest team.


Asia Selections


The national selection for Vietnam Country “Escoffier Young Talents” competition was held at Saigon Tourist Hospitality College in Ho Chi Minh on April 19th. The jury was made up of personalities such as the starred chefs Jacques Pourcel and Hervé Rodriguez, under the friendly eye of the president of the delegation, the chef Sakal Phoeung.
There were 8 candidates for the master class in the morning and for the selection in the afternoon. Everyone was kept in suspense as the results have been released only on May 26th at the spring gala dinner which was been held at the Café des Art in Ho Chi Minh City. Congratulations for Trường Xuân Vũ, from The Racha Room And Fusion Suites Sai Gon, for winning the Young Talents Escoffier Vietnam 2018! He will join the 7 other candidates of Asian Countries for the great finals in Hong Kong in September.



The regional selections for the Escoffier Young Talents are being held since mid-March throughout China.

After Guangzhou and Hangzhou in March and April, Ningbo, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Shenyang woll organise their regional selection. Not less than 64 candidates in total will participate to these selections for the whole country. The winners of each of these 8 competitions have met at the China Country national finals in Shanghai on May 14th. So the young chef Oliver from Hangzhou selection has won and will meet the 7 other candidates from the whole Asia in September for the Asian Finale.



Last April 30th was held South Korea Country national finals of Escoffier Young Talents. These finals were at Le Cordon Bleu Sookmyung Academy of Seoul. 10 candidates competed and it was a young girl of 22 years old Eun Jung Park who will go to the Asian finals in Hong Kong in next September.

All the contestant of the South Corean national selection


Yu Jie Tao from Grand Lapa Macau defended his title this year to win the Escoffier Young Talent Macau Selection 2018, held at IFT on 24 May.
The challenge this year was to cook the classic egg recipe Egg Regina, from the cookbook “Aide memoirs d Escoffier,” and paired on the side with a creative garnish.
The runner up was Damien Gilg from Wynn Macau, and also participating were Lao Cheng Kei from the Parisian and Noah Ng from Top Fusion Restaurant.



The young delegation Cambodia, created this winter by Richard Gillet and a strong team has already set foot in the stirrup by organizing its first edition of the contest Young Talents Escoffier. This national final was held over two days (May 26th and 27th) at the Culinary Arts Academy of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. The young lady chef Lat Sreypov, from the Italian restaurant Do Forni, located in the prestigious Sofitel Hotel in Phnom Penh, is the winner of this 1st edition. She will travel to Hong Kong next September for the Asian final of the Young Talents Escoffier contest.

The winner of the Cambodian national selection

From the 4th to the 6th of Septembre 2018, the Asian continent final of the Young Talents Escoffier will take place at the Hong Kong Bar and Restaurant event with many other animations.


Upcoming event – SAVE THE DATE

  • The Disciples Escoffier will participate at the 2018 edition of the Chefs World Summit in Monaco. The Disciples Escoffier from all around the globe will be in Monaco the 25, 26 and 27 November 2018. The godfather of this third edition is the 2 Michelin Starred Chef, Mauro Colagreco from the Mirazur restaurant in Menton, french riviera.
  • The annual international congress of the Disciples Escoffier will take place in Bordeaux the 15, 16 and 17 March 2019. The international final of the Young Talents Escoffier contest will be on the 15 March. Host by the Grand Sud Ouest Delegation team. The program and booking forms will be send shortly after the end of the summer break.