Bocuse Memories with Chef Simon Hulstone

Simon Hulstone, competitor for the Bocuse d’Or Team UK shares some of his memories… ‘I knew nothing about the Bocuse d’Or apart from that it was a very big competition. One day, out on a scooter ride, I got a call from John Williams (Executive Chef at The Ritz, London) asking me if I fancied doing it. I was up for anything and said yes! … Continue reading Bocuse Memories with Chef Simon Hulstone

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

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