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
The next Bocuse d’Or grand finale will take place in January
2021 in Lyon, during Sirha 2021 Trade Show.