Monaco’s top young chefs and waiters strive for chance at world title 

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This October, the finest young chefs and waiters working in Monaco will go head-to-head for a chance to represent the Principality on the world stage at the Young Chef Young Waiter Awards in November.  

For the first time since the competition was established in 1979, Monaco’s best young hospitality stars will have the opportunity to display their skills before the world this November at the international Young Chef Young Waiter Awards. 

Monaco actually hosted the event last year, inviting entrants from around the world to come and present their talents at the Maybourne Riviera, just outside of the Principality, but this time round, the world’s ultimate destination for luxury and art de vivre will be competing alongside 14 other nations.  

Chefs and waiters under the age of 28 and who work in Monaco can register to take part until 12th September. After careful consideration by a panel of local hospitality experts, a shortlist will then be drawn up ahead of a competition at the Lycée Rainier III on 5th October.  

Once in a lifetime experience

Christophe Joublin, the director of Professional and Technological Training for the hospitality sector at the Lycée Rainier IIII, says, “Being part of the Young Chef Young Waiter competition is a once in a lifetime experience. It is the chance for entrants to test their proficiency, gain new skills and progress their career, with Monaco’s leading experts as their guide.” 

Robert Lee Mulcahy, who heads the Young Chef Young Waiter branch in Monaco, adds, “The Young Chef Young Waiter competition flows from a 44-year heritage, with the global focus beginning in 2019. Devised by respected professionals, the competition has a modern approach, focusing on tasks and criteria that are challenging and informative, as well as fun. The competition showcases all aspects of hospitality: inspiring, empowering and inclusive.” 

The winning Monegasque duo – one chef and one waiter – will go through to the big final, which is set to take place on 23rd and 24th November at the Lycée Rainier III, Monaco, to represent the Principality’s award-winning hospitality sector.  

The Young Chef and Young Waiter Monaco awards are supported by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and the Giraudi Group.

To register and for more information, click here


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Photo source: YCYW Awards, Monaco, 2022