In occasion of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna will sponsor the first-ever #50BestTalks in support of next generation mentorship in the global culinary sphere. These unique forums will take place in Melbourne and Sydney from April 1-3, leading up to the prestigious awards ceremony on April 5, and will feature some of the global industry’s top thought leaders.

The #50BestTalks will serve as a platform for open dialogue on international food trends and the future of gastronomy. A key theme of the event will be centered on ‘Mentorship of the Next Generation’, supporting young talent of the culinary sphere – a strong commitment of Sanpellegrino’s.

Among the leading industry figures taking part in the #50BestTalks are previous winners of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, the international competition recognizing rising talents in the culinary sphere from across the globe. The 2016 winner, Mitch Lienhard, will participate in Sydney’s talks, while the 2015 winner, Mark Moriarty, will join those being held in Melbourne. The event will engage a remarkable lineup of world-renowned chefs, including the World’s 50 Best 2016 winner Massimo Bottura, The World’s Best Female Chef 2016 Dominique Crenn, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 winner Gaggan Anand and tri-Michelinstarred Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm, among other distinguished thought leaders of the gastronomy sector.

S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna will live stream The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 ceremony from Melbourne via, the online magazine for food enthusiasts worldwide. Viewers from around the world can tune in at 8:00 p.m. local time (10:00 a.m. GMT) to watch the Awards Ceremony live at the Royal Exhibition Building, virtually side-by-side the world’s greatest chefs.

With the #50BestTalks and its live streaming of the event, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna affirm their role as global ambassadors of taste and fine dining, as well as their dedication to supporting young talent of the culinary sphere. Together with the top chef community, the iconic waters share the same passion for food, imagination and appreciation for detail.

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