The World’s Biggest Olympiad for Culinary Students has unveiled the contestants and participating countries for its 7th edition. The culinary competition that started in 2015 and has ever been a uniting force for culinary industry across 50+ countries is set to make this edition a reality as they’ve decided to go virtual,
however, MCZ Food Media gathered that, this edition will cut across: 6 continents and 24 time zones all in 8 days.
According to reports, Young Chef Olympiad 2021 will feature countries like: Kenya, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Lesotho, UAE, Iran amongst others. The contestants and mentors for the Young Chef Olympiad 2021 are:
Jessica Cummins & her Mentor Tremaine Reece, representing Barbados
Andres Mauricio & his Mentor Chef Julio César González, representing Colombia
Jessica Miolo & her Mentor Chef Ivano Pintonato, representing Italy
Jena Bono & her Mentor, Chef Fintan Flynn, representing Canada
Yahia Khaled & his Mentor Chef Yousef Jabasini, representing Jordan
Gadicha Tsaes of Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy & her Mentor Terry Jenkinson, representing Namibia
Swabra Chimoli iddi & her Mentor, Chef Chris Burton, will represent Kenya
Abhay Limbu & his Mentor Rokesh Rohilla to represent Nepal
Esther Jou Navarro & Mentor Jacob Salvador Fernández to represent Spain
Jessica Louise Hoskins & Mentor Scott Campbell to represent New Zealand
Ricardo Martin of Grand Hotel Djibloho Culinary School & Mentor Asim Ratnani to represent Equatorial New Guinea
Srijaenthi Natraj & Mentor Vrushali Jadhav to represent UAE
Andzhela Boeva & her Mentor Henry Donneaux, representing Bulgaria.
Akhmad Khamdamov & his Mentor Abdurakhmon, representing Uzbekistan.
Lee Maan Ki of International Culinary Institute & her Mentor Ricky Chan, representing Hong Kong.
Mahapatabendige Perera & Mentor Weenu Braun to represent Sri Lanka
Nikolaus Tyaska Ganindya & Mentor Yusi Kusmadi to represent Indonesia
Saif Eddine Chaabeni & Mentor Yengui Makrem to represent Tunisia.
Paniz Zafarieh Kermani & her Mentor Hossein Bahrami to represent Iran
Swetang Ranjan & Mentor, Chef Clement D Cruze to represent India
Fathimath Sadha & Mentor Fathimath Umar to represent Maldives.
Róbert Zdravkov Demirev & Mentor Ægir Friðriksson will represent Iceland.
Reeyana Rahman & Mentor Jahida Begum will represent Bangladesh
Iyeke Elizabeth & Mentor Bassey Egbe who will represent Nigeria
Seebarun arun Jason & Mentor Angelique Armoogum to represent Mauritius
Palesa Mary Mohapi & Mentor will represent Lesotho
Jiwon Kim & Mentor Per Henrik Jonsson to represent South Korea
Axel Wennerlund & Mentor Jonas Olsson to represent Sweden
Oğuz Serhan Durgut & Mentor Burak Aras to represent Turkey