Wed, Oct

Young Waiter Young Chef Competition 2023

Get ready for an exhilarating culinary face-off as the ‘Young Chef Young Waiter’ competition lands in Hong Kong.

What to expect

Targeted towards chefs and waitstaff under the age of 28, this competition aims to spotlight the immense pool of local talent in the vibrant heart of Asia, revitalising Hong Kong’s standing on the international hospitality stage. Judges include renowned chefs Shane Osborn of Final Table fame and founder of Arcane and Richard Ekkebus, executive chef of Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel and its fine dining restaurant, Amber, among others.

The winning chef and waiter duo from each participating country will advance to the World Finals in Monaco, taking place on November 23-24.


Originating in the United Kingdom in 1979, the competition was first created to advocate for the hospitality sector as a promising career path.

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