Our participants of the Next Chef Award 2024

For all talented chefs up to the age of 26! Get to know the who's who of the industry and win great prizes. It's worth it!

Challenge 1: Sunday, 10 March 2024, 11:00

Gedion Beckmann, Hennsler Hennsler, Hamburg
Max Ebbing, Romantik Hotel Achterdiek, Juist
Nick Müller, Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht, Soltau
Tom Dürr, Cut and Chill, Rostock
Bela Stevic, Holiday Inn - City Nord, Hamburg
Leon Stöver, KAI3, Hörnum (Sylt)

Challenge 2: Sunday, 10 March 2024, 15:00

Louis Schlereth, Hotel Melchior Park, Würzburg
Fouad David Hallak, Mercure Hotel, Trier
Cao Ky Hoang, Renthof, Kassel
Julian Wendt, H+ Hotel Leipzig-Halle, Landsberg
Niklas Herrmann, Aramark, Rödermark
Tom Diensberg, Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Bergisch Gladbach

Challenge 3: Monday, 11 March 2024, 11:00

Emilia Orth-Blau, Rosa und Marie, Wien
Maurice-Ruben Widmann, Settele Event & Catering, Neu-Ulm
Maximilian Mahler, Romantik Hotel Zum Klosterbräu, Bergen
Jackie Johannsen, Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Felix Kiffel, Hotel Alpenhof, Hintertux
Luca Zwörner, Eurest, Freising

Final: Monday, 11 March 2024, 15:00



1st Place: Own cook book published by the renowned Gräfe und Unzer Verlag
2nd Place: Hightech for the kitchen from Pacojet
3rd Place: High quality knife set from kai

INTERNORGA Partner of the industry

Together with TV chef Johann Lafer, INTERNORGA is particularly committed to promoting young talent in the catering industry. The competition, which is specifically aimed at promoting the cookery profession, was launched in 2016 and has enjoyed great popularity ever since. In recent years, 72 chefs have competed against each other and cooked live at INTERNORGA. The Next Chef Award has already helped several participants, including Anne Brandes (winner 2023), Kevin Gedike (winner 2019), Marianus von Hörsten (winner 2018), Maximilian Schultz (winner 2017) and Jonas Straube (winner 2016), to boost their careers. With this innovative competition for young talent, INTERNORGA draws attention to the attractiveness of the culinary profession and shows the entire industry the potential that lies in young cooking talent and the promotion of young talent.

In 2024, six chefs will once again compete against each other in the preliminary rounds on Sunday 10 and 11 March in the East Upper Floor Entrance. The best two from the preliminary rounds will ultimately make it to the final and will be allowed to cook a dish in the grand final on 11 March at 3 pm - without a recipe.

The challenges will be judged by a high-calibre jury consisting of Christoph Rüffer from Restaurant Haerlin in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg, Thomas Martin, head chef at Restaurant Jacobs in Hamburg, two-time star chef Peter Maria Schnurr from Leipzig, Next Chef Award winner 2023 Anne Brandes, Rupert Kien (Seachefs cruise Worldwide), Markus Hörner, head chef at Käfer Partyservice and head chef, and Andre Wolff (Rungis).

Great thanks to the sponsors of the Next Chef Award