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12 |13 Apr. 2018

11 chefs will be competing in Mexico City (Mexico) for a place in the Finale of the contest
This year, the Bocuse d’Or Americas contest will be held during Sirha Mexico, on April 12 and 13 in the World Trade Center of Mexico City. This culinary competition is one of four continental selections of the Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious gastronomic contest also known as the “culinary Olympics”.

Bocuse d’Or Americas: A New Event - 11 Countries

In this edition, 11 countries from North, Central and South America will compete for 5 tickets to the Finale: Mexico as the hosting country, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Uruguay, and for the very first time, Canada and the United States of America. Among this list are some very strong contenders: Argentina and Brazil have always been on the continental podium since its creation in 2007, and the USA, with chef Mathew Peters, won the Bocuse d’Or Finale in Lyon (France) in 2017. Here is the order in which the candidates will arrive:
1. Ecuador 7. Chile
2. Canada 8. Dominican Republic
3. Colombia 9. United States
4. Brazil 10. Mexico
5. Uruguay 11. Costa Rica
6. Argentina  

2 Tests, 5.35h Hours

Over two days, these 11 teams, composed of the candidates, their commis and their coach, will have 5 hours and 35 minutes to showcase their talent, passion and professionalism. They will have to prove their excellence during 2 tests: the “theme on platter” and the “theme on plate”.
For the “theme on platter” the chefs will have to create a recipe with:
- Suckling pig
- One or more of the following mandatory berries: raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry
As for the “theme on plate”, the challenge will be to prepare:
- A whole salmon
- Crab meat

The aim of these tests is to have the chefs take advantage of their origins and their countries’ culinary heritage to produce personal and unique recipes. Only the 5 best teams will have a chance to go to the Finale in Lyon in 2019 during the Sirha in the hopes of winning the ultimate prize: the Bocuse d’Or.

This event will be the first continental selection taking place after the passing of the contest’s founder, Paul Bocuse, on the 20th of January 2018. The contestants will compete with particular emotion as they try to pay tribute to their spiritual father’s memory and values.



Giovanna GROSSI
Nicholas SANTOS (Commis)
Jessika TONI
Nazareno MAYOL (Commis)
Eddy Alberto AGUILAR MORAN (Commis)



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