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 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

Photograph by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or UK Academy

The most prestigious culinary contest in the world

The Bocuse d’Or sees the very best chefs from around the globe come together every two years in Lyon, for two days of intense competition and a huge celebration of the culinary arts. Started in 1987 by world renowned chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or has grown enormously over the past three decades. By supporting Team UK in its mission to take home the coveted … Continue reading The most prestigious culinary contest in the world

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

Tom Phillips UK Candidate 2018

Tom Phillips, 25, first learnt about the Bocuse d’Or as an apprentice at The Ritz in London. As soon as the hotel’s executive chef and former candidate John Williams introduced the competition to him he was captivated. Tom’s captivation became more serious during a conversation in the USA with current Bocuse d’Or title holder Mathew Peters from  The French Laundry. Mathew told Tom that if … Continue reading Tom Phillips UK Candidate 2018

Tom Phillips from Restaurant Story wins U.K. Bocuse d’Or selection

Tom Phillips, sous chef at Restaurant Story in London, won the UK Selection of the Bocuse d’Or on Saturday 18 November. Five chefs competed in a three hour 45 minute cook off at The Skills Show at Birmingham NEC. The runner-up was Adam Thomason MCA, executive chef at Restaurant Associates. The other chefs competing were Chris Hill MCA, premier sous chef, The Ritz London, Frederick … Continue reading Tom Phillips from Restaurant Story wins U.K. Bocuse d’Or selection