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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

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

Bocuse d’Or Finale 2017 – Theme & Results

Every two years, the heart of the Sirha trade exhibition beats to the beat of the final of the prestigious Bocuse d’Or contest. After many months of preparations, twenty four of the most promising chefs in the world will experience two days of intense competition during which they will have to give their very best in order to try and win the most beautiful trophy … Continue reading Bocuse d’Or Finale 2017 – Theme & Results

The Competition Atmosphere

Perfectly described by The Caterer’s Neil Gerrard Noisier than a Spinal Tap concert, tenser than an entire series of MasterChef, and madder than a box of frogs – the Bocuse d’Or has just about everything. It is a glorious spectacle that gives rise to some of the most unashamedly elevated, sophisticated, artful cooking you are ever likely to see, and this year’s world finals in … Continue reading The Competition Atmosphere