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Global Young Chef Young Waiter Young Mixologist Competition Returns to the U.S. for Second Year in Search of Culinary Industry’s Top Talent

Global Young Chef Young Waiter Young Mixologist Competition Returns to the U.S. for Second Year in Search of Culinary Industry's Top TalentContestant Marcus Youn plates a dish during the chef competition of Young Chef Young Waiter USA in 2023 at the CIA at Copia. Youn would go on to win first place in the USA competition and second place with Team USA in the world finals later in the year. (Photo: Andreas Zhou/SAVOR)

Global Young Chef Young Waiter Young Mixologist Competition Returns to the U.S. for Second Year in Search of Culinary Industry's Top Talent

ASM Global’s SAVOR Hosts American Leg of Worldwide Search and Finale Event at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA

Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  SAVOR, the culinary division of the world’s leading producer of live-event experiences ASM Global, has once again joined with World Young Chef Young Waiter Young Mixologist (WorldYY) to bring the renowned service competition to the United States for the second consecutive year, Aug. 4th and 5th.

Now in its 45th year, WorldYY is the only competition of its kind promoting hospitality as a career choice globally, finding the world’s most skilled chefs, waiters, waitresses and mixologists under the age of 28. WorldYY aims to highlight the remarkable talent of the ?nest young professionals building their careers in the industry, while championing the skill and passion that hospitality professionals bring to their work.

SAVOR, the official host of WorldYY USA, is searching for the best in service and hospitality from all over the country to register for the American leg of the competition, with the chance to compete in the first live round taking place at the prestigious The Culinary Institute of America at Copia (CIA) in Napa, California, Aug. 4th and 5th, 2024. The winners of the American round of the competition, as well as the winners from the 14 other international competitions taking place around the world, will have the opportunity to compete in the WorldYY finals at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore in November 2024 and the chance to win $15,000.

In 2023, SAVOR’s Team USA, comprised of Marcus Youn, chef from Knife Pleat, Regina Gutierrez, waiter from The French Laundry and Mitchell Coriell, mixologist from Soho House, proudly earned second place in the World Finals in Monaco.

Many past winners have gone on to achieve notable success in hospitality. Winners and judges have included some of the industry’s most recognizable names, including Mark Sargeant, Marcus Wareing, Simon King, John Torode, Annie and Germain Schwab, Jeremy King, and many more.

“SAVOR is incredibly proud to be hosting the WorldYY competition for the second consecutive year, as one of our priorities has always been finding ways to foster and cultivate young talent who aspire to excel in the culinary and hospitality industry,” said Shaun Beard, SAVOR’s senior vice president of food and beverage. “Last year, we saw some amazing skill and composure from each competitor and our Team USA even went on to place second in the global competition. Since we opened registration, we’ve already received so many entries from some exceptional candidates, so we are beyond excited to see what they have in store for us this year.”

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Chefs and waiters throughout the U.S.

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