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Wednesday 30th January 2019 at Sirha Lyon, after 5.35 hours of intense tests, followed by a very emotional awards ceremony, DENMARK won for the second time in history the Bocuse d’Or, the much coveted title for a Chef and the gastronomy of an entire country.
Chef Kenneth TOFT-HANSEN won over the judges, 8 years after his Coach Rasmus Kofoed, thanks to his/her perfect mastery of cooking, elegant dressing and creativity.
The winner was presented with the legendary trophy by Jérôme Bocuse, president of the Bocuse d’Or, alongside Mathew Peters president of the jury, and Christophe Bacquié honorary president, after an emotional awards ceremony and a vibrant tribute to Paul Bocuse who passed away one year ago.
GOLD – DENMARK
Kenneth TOFT-HANSEN, 37 years old, SVINKLØV BADEHOTEL, FJERRITSLEV
Commis: Christian WELLENDORF KLEINERT
SILVER – SWEDEN
Sebastian GIBRAND, 31 years old, GIBRANDS GASTRONOMI
Commis: Gustav LEONHARDT
BRONZE – NORWAY
Christian André PETTERSEN, 29 years old, RESTAURANT MONDO, SANDNES
Commis: Håvard André JOSDAL ØSTEBØ
Prize for the best Commis: Christian WELLENDORF, KLEINERT, Denmark
Prize for the best Platter: Finland
Special Plated Dish prize: France
Prize for the best poster/ promotional campaign: Morocco
Once again, as a “true laboratory of world cuisine”, like Régis Marcon, President of the International organization committee likes to say, the Bocuse d’Or brought together 24 participants from all continents for two days of intense competition. Initiated in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, over the course of more than 30 years the contest has become a fantastic springboard for chefs, promoting culinary savoir-faire and gastronomic heritages from around our planet.
For this edition the participants had to create 2 recipes to win over the judges: roast a rack of veal with 5 prime ribs as a tribute to Paul Bocuse and revisit the Chartreuse of vegetables and shellfish as a tribute to Joël Robuchon.
After winning bronze, silver and gold awards, Rasmus Kofoed as a coach now helps Denmark win a second gold prize and the best commis prize. Denmark has participated 17 times to the contest and got on the podium 5 times: once with gold, 3 times with Silver and once with Bronze.