Next Chef Award honors young talents

Germany is searching for the next celebrity chef: talented young chefs compete for the Next Chef Award in an exciting contest. The application deadline is on 31 December.  In order to be considered, you must have completed your professional training as a chef and be under the age of 26. 18 applicants will compete in the first round at the INTERNORGA in front of a live audience: four ingredients, 60 minutes, one main dish. That’s what the challenge is all about. 

Six people who succeed in the first round will be part of the great finale on the 16 March. On that day, they will be challenged to cook a dish created by celebrity chef Johann Lafer, without the recipe. This requires a lot of expertise and an excellent sense of taste. Participating has its perks: the winner will not only receive the title “Next Chef 2020”, but is also given the chance to publish his or her own cookbook. So, put your cooking spoon away for a moment, sit down at your computer and apply now. (Application available in German only)

I’m always impressed by the passion of everyone who enters the Next Chef Award contest. In my opinion, this is the best competition for up-and-coming chefs in Germany.

Johann Lafer, celebrity chef