The world’s 20 most talented young chefs will present their best dish to top judges for the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 on 26 June and one talented young South African is among them.
Angelo Scirocco, Chef’s Warehouse sous chef, is representing Africa-Middle East with his signature dish.
The young chef, who has worked alongside top chefs Luke Dale-Roberts and Liam Tomlin over the past few years, aims to bring home the sought-after title.
Scirocco will be mentored by acclaimed SA chef David Higgs over the competition.
‘This is a really great way to work with someone externally – especially at my age,’ Scirocco humbly notes.
The young chef has chosen to feature milk as his main ingredient in his competition dish, entitled ‘Milk is thicker than water’.
‘I love milk. Every single way in which milk can be manipulated, I love. I find it extremely intriguing,’ he explained to HL. He aims to represent his own originality in his dish, with all components paying homage to his Italian roots.
‘Everything in that whole dish is Italian; The panacotta, the stracciatella, the chamomile, the Marsala wine. These flavours I remember from Italy.’
‘I wanted to do something that was very different, something that was me, that stood out,’ he adds, explaining that the dish itself does not seek to conform to a traditional structure of a meal. ‘I wanted it to be a course that could be eaten at any time; starter, main, dessert, anything.’
The results is ‘extremely light, neutral, yet floral,’ Scirocco explains.
The San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 is organised in collaboration with Vogue Italia. Make sure you vote for Angelo Scirocco’s dish ‘Milk is Thicker than Water’ by clicking here. Voting closes on 25 June at 12pm CET.
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