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

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

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

UK Announces Chefs for National Selection

The UK Academy for the Bocuse d’Or has announced the chefs who will compete to become the next British candidate in the Bocuse d’Or. The candidate will be selected following a three hour 45 minute cook-off at The Skills Show in Birmingham NEC on Saturday 18 November. The Bocuse d’Or is considered the largest and most prestigious culinary competition in the world and reaching the … Continue reading UK Announces Chefs for National Selection

Photography by Jodi Hinds for Bocuse d'Or Team UK

UK Academy Launches at Houses of Parliament

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 … Continue reading UK Academy Launches at Houses of Parliament

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