Bocuse d'Or Team UK, featuring Adam Bennett, reveal poster

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Editor 3rd December 2014
The Bocuse d’Or Team UK have revealed their promotional poster, featuring historic Kenilworth castle as a backdrop. Bocuse d'Or UK poster 2015Candidate Adam Bennett, coach Idris Caldora and commis chef Josh Allen were photographed standing in front of the castle, which is situated up the road from The Cross, the Michelin starred pub restaurant where Adam runs the kitchen. This will be Adam’s second final, who achieved the best result ever for the UK when he competed with commis chef, Kristian Curtis in 2013. They will be hoping to achieve similar success next year. Preparing for the Bocuse d’Or involves a considerable amount of preparation which Adam will need to fit in alongside running The Cross, which was recently awarded a Michelin star.  He is working with Warwickshire-based butchers, Aubrey Allen, who sponsor the meat for the Bocuse d’Or team. Team UK will compete in the Bocuse d’Or World Final in Lyon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - the first day of the two-day competition. Twenty three other countries will compete for a chance to win one of the most sought after prizes for chefs around the globe, including Bocuse d’Or Europe winner Tommi Myllimaki from Sweden and Philip Tessier from Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry who will represent Team USA.Adam Bennett Adam Bennett will have just under six hours to prepare, cook and present a yet to be revealed fish for 14, along with a meat platter using Guinea Fowl ‘Fermière des Landes, Label Rouge’. The rules specify that 50 per cent of the fish plate must be vegetable or fruit based ingredients sourced from a market set up the day before the contest. The meat theme must include three garnishes and will be divided into 14 portions for the jury. The competition, founded by French chef Paul Bocuse, has taken place in Lyon every two years since 1987. The jury is made up of a representative from each competing country and Brian Turner, CBE, is the UK juror.  All this is performed in front of an audience of thousands of noisy and enthusiastic sup-porters and hundreds of journalists. Bocuse d’Or are currently running a best poster vote on Facebook. See the entries and vote for your favourite here.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd December 2014

Bocuse d'Or Team UK, featuring Adam Bennett, reveal poster