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Bocuse d'or
« Classic or modern,
there’s only one cuisine...
The Good one»
30 years

METRO Cash & Carry - the partner for chefs to pursue culinary excellence

METRO Cash & Carry, with more than 750 wholesale stores in 28 countries across Europe and Asia, is a leading international player in self-service wholesale trade. Everyday about 120,000 dedicated employees around the world serve over 21 million professional customers such as hotel and restaurant operators, catering and hospitality firms, independent small retailers, institutions and offices. As a dedicated and recognised partner for professional chefs, METRO Cash & Carry shares with Bocuse d'Or the vision of promoting and awarding culinary talents for their excellent technique and creativity.

The long-standing association with the globally acclaimed cooking competition gives the wholesale company a prominent platform to exhibit its proven competence in food quality, freshness and diversity, as well as the strong expertise in helping professional chefs excel in their daily work. More broadly, METRO applies the same unique expertise and passionate approach to support its gastronomy professional customers for their successful business.

The wholesale firm carried on the primary partnership with Bocuse d'Or at the 2014 European final in Stockholm and Asia final in Shanghai respectively. In the Asia final METRO exclusively supplied meat and fish ingredients for the contestants to perform. During these two regional competitions, its local subsidiaries from France, Germany, the Netherlands Denmark, Hungary and Japan supported their contestants to qualify for the 2015 Lyon world final. All these finalists will continue to benefit from METRO's extensive assistance in the run-up to the celebrated world championship.  Beyond Lyon 2015, METRO is expected to renew the cooperation with Bocuse d'Or for its 2016 European final in Hungary.

METRO's close and meaningful partnership with Bocuse d'Or dates back to 2005 with its successful French subsidiary having become sponsor of the culinary event in its homeland. Today METRO Cash & Carry France operating 93 wholesale markets diligently serves catering businesses and professional kitchen. With 45,000 references, METRO Cash & Carry France proposes a wide range of food products and equipment, professional consumables and office consumables. The company is committed to delivering relevant, local and fast responses to address unique needs of specific customer segments. In particular it proudly supplies in France 400,000 catering professionals, of which 250,000 independent restaurant owners and 80% of French star-awarded chefs.

METRO France has developed its local and regional sourcing all over the country. The company launched the "Filière Région" label (seafood, meat and fruits & vegetables), which ensures rigorous selection of the best products, promotion of the region of origin, a delivery time of 48 hours and better traceability. METRO France launched also the "100% local" Charter that promotes local vegetable growing and guarantees freshness - vegetables from farms within a 50-km radius of the store are on METRO shelves right after the harvest.

In order to assist leading chefs, enabling them to nurture their inspiration and their creativity, the company developed its METRO Premium approach: exceptional products and tailor-made services, illustrated by the publication METRO Premium which is issued four times a year.

METRO France has been the supplier of fish ingredient and fruit and vegetables for Bocuse d'or Lyon Final 2013, prestigious partner of the Bocuse d'Or French Academy (team France) and supplier of fresh products for top competitions such as Le Challenge du Président de la République, Le Trophée des Chefs or Les Etoiles de Mougins.  METRO Cash & Carry France is proud to accompany the key events of this prestigious profession.

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