IRELAND’S 10 semi-finalists for the S Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition have been announced, with Romuald Bukaty from Swords in with a chance of winning.
The finalists have been selected from thousands of applications submitted by young chefs from more than 90 different countries, all looking for their chance to be part of S Pellegrino’s global talent search for the world’s best young chef.

Romuald Bukaty

Romuald Bukaty is chef de partie at The Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport, and his dish is, Hey John Dory (above).
Each young chef’s application and signature dish was evaluated by experts at the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine, ALMA, in charge of the local finalist selection.
The experts of ALMA evaluated the applications in adherence to its five golden rules relating to ingredients, skill, genius, beauty and message.
The semi-finalists of each region will compete in local challenges until this December. Best of luck, Romuald!