Team UK secure place in the Bocuse d’Or world final

Bocuse d’Or Team UK has secured a place in the world final, which will take place from January 29-30, 2019 in Lyon.  The team, led by candidate Tom Phillips from Restaurant Story in London, secured tenth position in the European heat of the competition, which was won by Christian André Pettersen from Norway.  Sweden’s Sebastian Gibrand took the silver trophy with Kenneth Toft-Hansen winning bronze … Continue reading Team UK secure place in the Bocuse d’Or world final

Chef Alain Roux honours Paul Bocuse with Team UK

Top chefs celebrate the legacy of Paul Bocuse  Alain Roux, chef-patron of The Waterside Inn in Bray, last week invited Tom Phillips, sous chef at Restaurant Story and the UK’s Bocuse d’Or candidate for 2018, to sample dishes from the restaurant’s Menu Saveurs Lyonnaises – a tribute to chef Paul Bocuse who passed away in January aged 91. Paul Bocuse, one of the founders of nouvelle cuisine, … Continue reading Chef Alain Roux honours Paul Bocuse with Team UK

Bocuse Memories with Chef Simon Hulstone

Simon Hulstone, competitor for the Bocuse d’Or Team UK shares some of his memories… ‘I knew nothing about the Bocuse d’Or apart from that it was a very big competition. One day, out on a scooter ride, I got a call from John Williams (Executive Chef at The Ritz, London) asking me if I fancied doing it. I was up for anything and said yes! … Continue reading Bocuse Memories with Chef Simon Hulstone

Bocuse d’Or UK Academy raises £33,000 to support Team UK’s  Bocuse d’Or Europe ambitions

  The Bocuse d’Or UK Academy dinner which took place in the Atrium restaurant of University College Birmingham on Friday 23 February raised more than £33,000 for the UK Team. The funds will go towards supporting candidate Tom Phillips as he trains to compete in the Bocuse d’Or European heats on June 11 2018. Team UK is one of 20 countries confirmed to take part in the … Continue reading Bocuse d’Or UK Academy raises £33,000 to support Team UK’s  Bocuse d’Or Europe ambitions

BOCUSE D’OR IN TURIN: THE 20 COMPETING COUNTRIES UNVEILED TODAY

The last step for Europe before going to the Olympics of Gastronomy will take place in Turin, Italy, from June 11th to 12th 2018  For the very first time in the history of the contest, the Bocuse d’Or Europe event will take place in Southern Europe. After Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden and Hungary, it is now Italy’s turn – and the region of Piedmont in … Continue reading BOCUSE D’OR IN TURIN: THE 20 COMPETING COUNTRIES UNVEILED TODAY

Bocuse d’Or UK Academy hold fundraising dinner as Team UK prepares for European Selection

  The Bocuse d’Or UK Academy is hosting a fundraising dinner this month, to raise much needed funds to support Team UK’s bid for a place in the world final in Lyon 2019. The dinner, priced at £1500 for a table of ten, will be held in the Atrium Restaurant of University College Birmingham on Friday 23 February. Only a couple tables remain and they … Continue reading Bocuse d’Or UK Academy hold fundraising dinner as Team UK prepares for European Selection

The Competition Rules

Each team consists of two chefs, one lead chef, and a commis/assistant chef who must be under 22 years of age at the time of the competition. The team has 5 hours and 35 minutes to prepare two elaborate presentations, a meat dish and a fish dish. Taking place in an open “culinary theatre”, fully equipped kitchens are lined up side by side, facing an area for … Continue reading The Competition Rules