France Triumphs In Bocuse d'Or Cooking Competition

Category: Media & Culture / Jan 31, 2013 1:08PM EDT
The world’s finest chefs descended on the French city of Lyon on Wednesday to compete in one of the most prestigious cooking competitions around the globe. For the first time in 6 years, a home team won the battle for the Bocuse d’Or, or what is often referred to as the ‘Super Bowl’ or ‘Olympics’ of the Culinary world. A young French chef won this year’s trophy. The exciting competition drew over 2,000 fans and 24 chefs from Europe, Asia and Latin America. The chefs have just over five and a half hours to prepare their special dishes. British chef Adam Bennett won the prize for best meat preparation in the 2013 competition. "It's the ultimate in chefs' competitions I think. Anybody wants to compete, this is the one." Chefs from northern Europe have dominated the bi-annual competition over the past few years. "It represents the culinary world as it is now. You see some great things, you taste some great things, developing creativity. Creativity... up here!" Danish Chef and Chief Judge Rasmus Kofoed said. The competition began in 1987, the brain child of three-star chef Paul Bocuse. Video Source: Reuters