Disciples Escoffier Indonesia Presents the Young Talent Escoffier 2024

Witness the culinary brilliance of young chefs at the Young Talent Escoffier 2024 in Bali, where innovation meets classic French cuisine, hosted by Disciples Escoffier Indonesia.

the participants of the young talent escoffier 2024 by disciples escoffier

Politeknik Internasional Bali once again witnessed a celebration of culinary excellence, as young talents showcased their gastronomical finesse and innovation at the Young Talent Escoffier culinary competition, organised by Disciples Escoffier Indonesia on the 3rd May 2024.

Affiliated with Disciples Escoffier International, which originated in the culinary capital of Nice, France in 1954, Disciples Escoffier Indonesia is a nonprofit association. Its founding fathers include Chef Gilles Marx of AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant Jakarta, Chef Stefu Santoso of Aprez Jakarta, Chef Chris Salans of Mozaic Bali, Chef Alexander Chong of The Laguna Bali, Chef Justin Maute of Maya Bali, and Chef Aurelien Del Rio of Warung Gouthe Bali.

the juries at the young talent escoffier 2024 by disciples escoffier

The Indonesian branch follows Disciples Escoffier International’s commitment to culinary arts and knowledge dissemination, honouring the esteemed legacy of Auguste Escoffier in classic French cuisine, while fostering innovative concepts. Aligned with Disciples Escoffier’s core principles, the highly anticipated culinary competition emphasised classic French cuisine.

Nine young and talented contestants undertook the task of presenting a culinary masterpiece to the panel of judges, featuring red snapper stuffed in a puffed pastry crust, reflecting the rich tradition of French gastronomy – all cooked within a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes! As a refreshing twist, contestants were also challenged to craft an ‘Imperatrice Rice Pudding’, a fusion dish that showcases the evolving landscape of modern gastronomy. 

a chef doing a presentation for the juries at the young talent escoffier 2024

The panel of notable judges also included Hans Christian of August Jakarta, recently named one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2024, as honorary judge, alongside Jean-Yves Leuranguer and Fabrice Prochasson, both Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France) recipients. 

As an Indonesian culinary figure, Hans Christian expressed that the Young Talent Escoffier is an essential platform for nurturing young talent through passionate competitions and providing the support they need. The esteemed judges also provided invaluable insights and critiques to help the aspiring young talents grow.

Out of nine contestants, three chefs were named as winners. I Wayan Nara from the Kempinski secured the first position, followed by Michael Samuel from Umana in second place and Calvin Suciawan from Bonito Restaurant in third place.

a chef decorating his dish at the young talent escoffier 2024

The winner will have the honour of representing Indonesia at the Asia Pacific Finals in 2025. What’s even more exciting, is that this unique opportunity can lead to the ultimate culinary stage – the World Finals in France in 2026! This follows in the footsteps of culinary luminaries such as Chef Kadek from Kempinski Bali, who will represent Indonesia and Asia at the upcoming Young Talents Escoffier World Final in Paris.

We’ve been inspired by The Disciples Escoffier Association’s efforts to promote culinary excellence in Indonesia and around the world, and we hope more people will participate in their mission to unite people through culinary competitions, educational activities, charities and gastronomic dinners!

For more information, visit Disciples Escoffier Indonesia’s website.

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