The results of Bocuse 2013 have just been announced, In 1987, Chef Paul Bocuse established the Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest to broaden the public’s understanding of the extraordinary dedication, hard work, practice and precision required to execute the finest cuisine. The Bocuse d’Or is the world’s most rigorous culinary competition, held every two years in Lyon, France. Twenty-four countries compete; each country’s team is comprised of one chef and one commis assistant. Each team has five-and-a-half hours to prepare two platter presentations: one seafood and one meat dish, each accompanied by three elaborate garnishes.
The results of Bocuse 2013 have just been announced. With some shockers. The UK continues its march toward culinary excellence, with several prizes; Japan medals for the first time; Scandinavia didn’t have as strong a showing as in recent years; and the U.S., despite taking its best shot, failed to make it to the podium.
Here are the winners of the 2013 Bocuse d’Or held over the last two days in Lyon, France:
- Bocuse Gold: France
- Bocuse Silver: Denmark
- Bocuse Bronze: Japan
- Best commis: United Kingdom
- Special fish prize: Norway
- Special Meat Prize: United Kingdom