THE GRAND FINAL

In 2019, Denmark won the Bocuse d’Or for the second time in the history of the contest.

On Wednesday 30 th January 2019, as part of Sirha Lyon trade fair, after 5 hours and 35 minutes of intense efforts and an emotional awards ceremony, for the second time, Denmark won the Bocuse d’Or, the much coveted title for a chef as well as for the gastronomy of an entire country.

In the words of Régis Marcon – president of the International Organising Committee – the Bocuse d’Or is ‘a real laboratory for worldwide cuisine’. The contest brings together 24 participants from each continent for two days of culinary competition. Initiated in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, within 30 years the contest has become a splendid springboard for chefs, culinary savoir-faire and gastronomic heritages from around the world. After 17 editions, the event has succeeded in federating a network of more than 4,000 chefs in more than 60 countries.

The next edition of the Bocuse d’Or will be held on January 26 th and 27 th  2021 as part of the Sirha trade fair.

60

national
qualifying rounds
all over the world

4

continental
selection contests

24

countries qualified
for the final in Lyon

2

days
of competition

5 h 35 m

of tests to create
2 themed recipes

Review of the 2019 edition

For the 2019 edition, participants were required to prepare 2 recipes to convince the jury: roast a 5-rib rack of veal as a tribute to Paul Bocuse, and revisit the vegetable chartreuse with shellfish as a tribute to Joël Robuchon.

Denmark

Kenneth
Toft-Hansen

Christian Wellendorf Kleinert

Rasmus KOFOED

Sweden

Sébastian
Gibrand

Gustav LEONHARDT

Tommy MYLLYMÄKI

Norway

Christian
André Pettersen

Håvard André JOSDAL ØSTEBØ

Gunnar HVARNES

2019 special awards

Denmark

 
BEST COMMIS
PRIZE

Christian WELLENDORF, KLEINERT

France

 
Best Theme on a Plate
prize

France

Finland

 
Best Theme on a Platter
Prize

Finland

2019 FINALIST TEAMS

Argentina

Emiliano SCHOBERT
Manuela CARBONE
Fernando Emilio LO COCCO
Marcelino GOMEZ

Canada

Trevor RITCHIE
Jenna REICH
James OLBERG
John HIGGINS

Denmark

Kenneth TOFT-HANSEN
Christian WELLENDORF KLEINERT
Rasmus KOFOED
Francis CARDENAU

Hungary

Ádám POHNER
Richard CSILLAG
Viktor SEGAL
Zoltán HAMVAS

Morocco

Aissam AIT OUAKRIM
Oualid EL HILALI
Moulay Rachid MAFTOUH
Kamal RAHAL ESSOULAMI

Sweden

Sebastian GIBRAND
Gustav LEONHARDT
Tommy MYLLYMÄKI
Henrik NORSTRÖM

Australia

Michael COLE
Laura SKVOR
Scott PICKETT
Tom MILLIGAN

Chile

Mauricio NUÑEZ
Manuel BUSTOS
Francisco LAYERA
Sebastián SALAS

USA

Matthew KIRKLEY
Mimi CHEN
Robert SULATYCKY
Thomas KELLER

Iceland

Bjarni Siguróli JAKOBSSON
Ísak Darri ÞORSTEINSSON
Viktor Ӧrn ANDRÉSSON
Sturla BIRGISSON

Norway

Christian André PETTERSEN
Håvard André JOSDAL ØSTEBØ
Gunnar HVARNES
Bent STIANSEN

Switzerland

Mario GARCIA
Martin AMSTUTZ
Rasmus SPRINGBRUNN
Dario RANZA

Belgium

Lode DE ROOVER
Piet VANDE CASTEELE
Jo NELISSEN
Ferdy DEBECKER

China

Zhu Wei FU
Wei LIU
Jeno RACZ
Stefan STILLER

FINLAND

Ismo SIPELÄINEN
Johan KURKELA
Tommi TUOMINEN
Matti JÄMSÉN

ITALY

Martino RUGGIERI
Curtis Clément MULPAS
François POULAIN
Enrico CRIPPA

United Kingdom

Tom PHILLIPS
Nathan LANE
Adam BENNETT
Simon ROGAN

THAILAND

Natcha SAENGOW
Thanathip PIYAKAMPERM
Jatuporn JUENGMEESUK
Olivier CASTELLA

Brazil

Luiz Filipe DE AZEVEDO E SOUZA
Vinicius PIRES
Renato CARIONII
Giovanna GROSSI

South Corea

Seon Yeong GU
Jin Won LEE
Dongsuk KIM
Byongdong JANG

FRANCE

Matthieu OTTO
Louis DE VICARI
Romuald FASSENET
Michel ROTH

JAPAN

Hideki TAKAYAMA
Sho YAMAMOTO
Stéphane BURON
Noriyuki HAMADA

SINGAPORE

Noel NG CHOON WEE
Han Wei KOH
William Tan CHEE HWA
Yew ENG TONG

TUNISIA

Marwen YOUNSI
Ayoub GHANNEY
Khelil BEN AMMAR
Wafik BELAID

BOCUSE D’OR FINALE 2019
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