Meet the UK Academy

To put us in the best stead to reach the Bocuse d’Or podium – something the UK has never achieved to date – Team UK has upped the stakes and launched the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy.

Led by chairman, Andreas Antona, owner of Simpsons restaurant in Birmingham and The Cross at Kenilworth, the launch took place on October 10, 2017, in front of a roomful of industry leaders and MPs at the British Hospitality Association’s Hospitality and Tourism Day.

Andreas said:

Over the past few years, we have learnt a lot about what it takes to succeed in the Bocuse d’Or and we are now at a turning point of Team UK’s journey.

Having followed the success of countries such as the USA, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, we know what we need to do. The Parliamentary reception gave us the opportunity to share this with those in a position to help and we hope to develop these relationships as we approach the next final.

The Bocuse d’Or isn’t just the biggest chef competition in the world, but an opportunity to promote Britain’s fantastic cuisine on an international stage and to cultivate craftsmanship for future generations to come.

Simon Rogan – President

Dr Andreas Antona – Chairman

andreasa@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

Brain Turner CBE – Honorary Life Vice-President.

briant@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

Adam Bennett – Vice-President

adamb@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

John Williams MBE – Technical Director

johnw@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Peter Griffiths MBE – Treasurer

peterg@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

Michelle Diederichs – Promotions Director

michelled@bocusedoruk.co.uk

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

Prof Ray Linforth – Chief Executive

rayl@bocusedoruk.co.uk

For more information on how the  Academy Works see an-overview-of-the-governance-management-operational-structures-and-roles-within-the-academy-2