National Audition for Bocuse d'Or Begins

“Bocuse d’Or” is a biennial world chef championship. Named after the chef Paul Bocuse, the two day event takes place in Lyon, France, at the SIRHA International Hotel 'Catering and Food Trade Exhibition,' and is one of the world's most prestigious cooking competitions. In 2019 Georgian participants took part in the festival for the first time, gaining unique international experience. The winners of this year’s national contest will first participate in the European and then, the World championship.

The event in Georgia is organized by ‘Gastronaut’. It is supported by Gastronomic Association of Georgia, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Georgian Culinary Federation.  

Levan Qoqiashvili from “Gastronaut” emphasizes that participating in the competition gives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for professional growth and so encourages those interested to seize the chance and participate.

The audition contest of “Bocus d’Or” has its specific demands. The rules of National audition will be as similar to the audition of Bocuse d’Or Europe as possible. Those who wish to participate in the competition must form pairs of a chef and an assistant. The chef can nominate a candidate for his assistant.  

 All candidates must have Georgian citizenship. Chefs must be over 23 and have work experience of minimum 3 years in the restaurant. In turn, assistants must be 18-22 years old and have work experience of minimum 1 year in the restaurant.

The winner of the national culinary competition will be sent to Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020. If they succeed there, the team will travel to the main championship in Lyon, Bocuse d’Or 2021. Finalists of World Championship will get 15,000 Euros as a reward. Additionally the winner will work side by side with the President Chefs of Bocuse d’Or on all five continents, for a year.   

Those interested in the competition can fill out an application form on this link.

By Nini Dakhundaridze


11 August 2019 14:37
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