Wales will be welcoming its own heat of the Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of UK and Ireland for the very first time this February.
The annual event seeks talented young chefs aged between 17 and 23 who can create a risotto dish with unique personality, creativity and importantly, taste. The competition is also welcoming of individuals from all culinary backgrounds, whether you're a risotto veteran or have never even tried the dish! This year the contest will be heading to Rhos-On-Sea for its Welsh debut as part of the heat tour on Tuesday the 22nd of February. First prize of the competition is a trip to Italy for a three day Stage with Fabio Pisani, Alessandro Nigrini and their team at the 2 Michelin starred Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia in Milan, a tour of the Riso Gallo Rice Mill and a selection of rice, cresses and oils from Riso Gallo, Filippo Berio and Koppert Cress. Jacky Moss, who runs the competition, stated that “We are looking forward to holding the heat at the Wales International Culinary Championships for the first time which guarantees that Wales will have a chef in the grand final.”