The Bocuse d'Or, the most prestigious cookery competition in the world, took place on the 26th and 27th of January in Lyon, France! Once every 2 years the best chefs from around the globe come together for two days of intense competition and huge celebration. During the intervening years there is a qualifying round in which over 60 countries compete for a place. Started in 1987 by world renowned chef Paul Bocuse, the competition has grown in size at every event.
Adam Bennett, the Michelin starred chef of The Cross at Kenilworth, was this years Team UK candidate, alongside Commis Chef, Josh Allen, a student from the University College Birmingham. After a heated competition they placed an admirable 10th this year out of 29 competing countries. Adam is now stepping down to leave this unique opportunity to another chef.
Now that the 2015 competition is over the Team UK are looking onwards, the Issue is that despite being the largest and most prestigious culinary competition in the world it remains widely unknown in the UK. This is why we ask for your support. Please help us spread the word of the competition in this country and get the UK ready for the competition in 2017!
This years winner was Rjan Johannessen of Norway, in second was Philip Tessier from the USA and third Tommy Myllymaki from Sweden. The competition marks the culmination of 300 hours of practice and 11 run throughs at a special Bocuse d’Or kitchen in University College Birmingham.
Team UK candidate Adam Bennett had this to say about this years competition.
"I think what we have done this year is better than what we did last time but I had a look around at what the other competitors have done and I think that everybody has raised their game."