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Bocuse d’Or
Europe
Europe’s top
cooking competition
is back for more
Last January, at Sirha in Lyon, France, the culinary world
experienced a revolution: for the first time, Scandinavian
nations walked off with the top three places in the world’s
leading culinary competition.Will this dominance continue?
Can new countries threaten the Nordic supremacy? These
and other questions should be answered at least in part by
Bocuse d’Or Europe, to be held during Brusselicious, the
2012
Year of Gastronomy and as part of Horeca Life.
On 20 and 21 March next, 20 talented chefs from all
over Europe will face one another to compete for the Bocuse
d’Or Europe title and aim to figure among the top 12
qualifying places for the final of Bocuse d’Or 2013.
This year, the competition will be presided over
by Peter Goossens, one of Belgium’s best chefs, and under
the honorary presidency of Alex Atala, a well-known
Brazilian chef.
A culinary reference worldwide, the Bocuse d’Or is
famous for highlighting tremendous talent like no other
event can. It is also a prestigious show, bringing together
technical skills and creativity.
A key step towards reaching the world final of the Bocuse
d’Or, which will take place on 29 and 30 January 2013 in
Lyon, under Sirha, the Bocuse d’Or Europe is an opportunity
to discover emerging culinary trends in each of the
participating countries.
Dedicated to broadening the horizons of the
haute–cuisine community, each edition benefits from adding
new countries. In 2012, Bulgaria will participate for the first
time in the European selection. Meanwhile, Luxembourg
and the Czech Republic will be returning to the competition.
For its third edition, the Bocuse d’Or Europe will be
presided over by Peter Goossens and Alex Atala from
D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, For more information, please visit
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Germany
Estonia
Italy
Czech Republic
Belgium
Finland
Luxembourg
United Kingdom
Bulgaria
France
Norway
Russia
Denmark
Hungary
Netherlands
Sweden
Spain
Iceland
Poland
Switzerland