- 2023 round
Featuring a Baltic Sea location with picturesque natural scenery, Estonia is a northern European country with a unique history, language and culture, where innovation and traditions are closely intertwined. The forests, fields and sea have kept Estonians well-fed throughout history.
Bocuse d'Or choose this destination to host the contest in 2020. An audacious gamble for this country that was little known on the international gastronomic scene. Holding the contest in Tallinn therefore offered a great opportunity to promote Estonian cuisine and products in Europe. In choosing this destination, the Bocuse d’Or attests to its motivation to open to an increasing number of nations with new culinary heritages.
Presided by Dimitri Demjanov, a wellknown estonian chef, Bocuse d'Or Estonia is one of "team-to-watch".
5 participations to the Grand Final: 2013 • 2015 • 2017 • 2021 • 2023
The chef who will represent Estonia in the European round of the world's largest cooking competition Bocuse d'Or has been revealed
The Bocuse d'Or Estonian competition round took place at the Vocational Education Center in Pärnu. It was revealed that Ivan Derizemlja, the chef and owner of Rondeau OÜ, will represent Estonia in the European round of the competition next year, which will take place in Norway.
Dimitri Demjanov, president of Bocuse d'Or Estonia: "It is a great honor for us to be represented at such a prestigious chef competition as Bocuse d'Or. Estonia has been participating in the competition since 2007 and has reached the final seven times out of nine."
In Pärnu, according to the rules of the Bocuse d'Or, the contestants prepared two dishes in five and a half hours, the raw materials of which were Siberian sturgeon, blue sea clams, young beef cheek and liver, and beef tail. In addition, pumpkin had to be used.
The competition dishes were evaluated by a jury led by Jessie Sommarströmm, recognized as Sweden's Chef of the Year 2022 and Sweden's Woman of the Year.
The European round will take place in Trondheim in March 2024. The ten best-performing national teams will advance from the European round to the Bocuse d'Or Grand Final, which will take place in Lyon, France, in January 2025.
Date: May 13th, 2023
Place: Pärnu City Education Center