The fifth edition of the International Young Chef Olympiad will be held across four cities of India – Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Kolkata – from 28th January 2019 to 2nd February 2019. YCO 2019 will witness participation from budding chefs from 50 countries, including England, Wales, Canada, Russia, Spain, South Africa, UAE, Switzerland, Thailand, France, Italy and Hong Kong among others. These contestants will represent some of the world’s top culinary and hospitality institutions. During a 5-day long intense competition, they will undertake 3 rounds of culinary challenges in their quest to win the coveted YCO 2019 winner’s trophy, a cash prize of USD 10,000 and a validation of their skills by globally renowned experts from the food and hospitality industry.
The event is being organized by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) in partnership with the International Hospitality Council (IHC) London. Launched in 2015, YCO aims to create an international platform to showcase young professional culinary talent from around the world as well as create camaraderie and goodwill among nations by connecting them through the world’s most preferred language – food!