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29th November 2023

Team Singapore wins World Young Chef Young Waiter & Young Mixologist competition

Written by: Edward Waddell
The World Young Chef Young Waiter and World Young Mixologist 2023 finals were held at the Lycée Rainier lll in Monaco where team Singapore emerged victorious.

Each of the three winners received a share of the $15,000 grand prize. The winners include:

  • The winning chef is Ian Tan from Bottega Di Carne Singapore
  • The winning waiter is Belle Torres from Restaurant Zen Singapore
  • The winning mixologist is Zana Mohlmann from Manhattan Singapore

Tan from Bottega Di Carne Singapore said: “This experience gave me the platform to be able to put Southeast Asian cuisine on the map. Not only did it get me to the world stage, but I also won it.

“I’d like to share with the rest of the world, that no matter where you come from, all of the food you love, be it from the street or at home all have a place in this world. I’d like to encourage everyone to be proud of their ethnicity, their culture, their food and most importantly their friends and family." 

Team USA finished in second place and in third was team England and team Wales.  

Robert Walton MBE said: “The aim of World YCYW is simple: to uncover the very best young talent in our industry. Our 2023 entrants have had the opportunity to meet high profile industry professionals, learn new skills and make new friends. Thank you to everyone who was involved and who has supported this competition. Thank you, Monaco, for being such a great host.”