- 28 Apr 2016 9:01 AM
Bocuse d'Or chef contest is one of the most renovned gastronomy contests of the world. On the World Final the best representatives of the profession showcase their knowledge, who in the end receive their prizes during a spectacular show almost like an Oscar gala.
The year of 2016 will be The Year of Gastro Adventures presented by Hungarian Tourism Ltd., and the month of the contest will be the Month of High Gastronomy within the thematic year.
Representatives of 20 countries will participate in the final, and the top 11 of them will take part in the World Final held within 2017 Lyon Sirha.
European finalists of Bocuse d'Or / Source Bocusedorhungary.hu
Bocuse d'Or Europe is one of the most viewed gastronomy event. Contestants have 5 hours and 35 minutes to present their original recpies which they have been practising and improving for months. Recipes which reflect not only the creativity and personality of the contestant, but also the traditions of his or her country can participate on the contest. These recipes contain every year compulsory ingredients: this year a meat dish made of venison and a fish dish of sturgeon and sturgeon caviar must be included.
President of the contest this year is Zoltán Hamvas, Gundel Károly Award winner Hungarian chef, co-owner of Michelin-star Onyx Restaurant. According to Mr. Hamvas, the contest is also a great possibility for Hungary to present itself as a nation fond of gastronomy. „We like to beleive that a gastro revolution took place 10 years ago in Hungary. Chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers and confectioners have joined their forces to help the birth of a new, more intensive and more colourful cousine" – said Mr. Hamvas.
50 countries participate in the global contest of Bocuse d'Or – the latter aiming to renew the chef profession, introduce young talents and motivate innovation by the best representatives of the profession. The contest is a unique possibility for the participating countries to set their feet on the world map of gastronomy. Hungarian Bocuse d'Or Academy has been helping the preparation of Hungarian participants since 2009, and thus contributing to the fact that Hungarian tastes find thier place in modern world.
Sirha Expo offers for the representatives of food, bakery and confectioner industry a possibility to present themselves. Hungarian location Hungexpo hosts more than 300 exhibitors and 20 000 professional visitors every year. The expo is also an occasion for conferences, contests and creative forums; this year for example Dessert Contest and Barista Championship will also be organised.