Bocuse d´Or is an international gastronomy contest, culminating in the grand finale in Lyon, France, every two years. Continental preliminaries are held in carefully selected locations and Estonia has been awarded the privilege to host the European selection final in June 2020.
Estonia has been taking part in the Bocuse d’Or for ten years already, under the leadership of Dimitri Demjanov, an emblematic figure of Estonian gastronomy who has dedicated much effort to the contest since its creation.
Little known today on the international culinary scene, Estonia has a rich gastronomy and age-old know-how. Its international ambition is strong. For its first participation in 2009, the country surprised the jury with a performance that landed it in the top of the ranking.
Bocuse d’Or, the contest demonstrates once again its openness to new gastronomic nations as well as its commitment to promoting new types of cuisine around the world.
About the Bocuse d‘Or
In January 1987, Paul Bocuse created the Bocuse d’Or, a revolutionary gastronomy contest. Replicating the codes of major sporting events. He imagined a true show placing the emphasis on cooking and on the chefs.
The idea: bring together 24 young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within 5 hours 35 minutes, live in front of an enthusiastic audience.
To tell them apart, a jury composed of the most illustrious chefs of the planet. Beyond a mere cooking contest, the Bocuse d'Or is a show that draws extraordinary media coverage. Many talented chefs have made a name for themselves thanks to the contest whilst promoting the culinary heritage of their country.
The next Bocuse d’Or grand finale will take place in January 2021 in Lyon, during Sirha 2021 Trade Show.