Bocuse d’Or Team UK prepares for Stockholm

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Adam Bennett, Bocuse d’Or candidate for the UK, will compete for his place in the Bocuse d’Or world final at Bocuse d”Or Europe in Stockholm on May 8th 2014. The heats will take place during Gastronord, Sweden’s largest culinary exhibition. The head chef from The Cross in Kenilworth will compete in Kitchen 2, supported by commis chef, Josh Allen, also from The Cross and coach and UK candidate 1999 Idris Caldora. Chefs from 20 countries will compete over the two day competition, with the 12 top scoring teams progressing to the Bocuse d’Or World final in Lyon in January 2015. Each team needs to prepare a fish plate using coal fish, Belon oysters and blue mussels and a meat course using ham on the bone and the trotters of Swedish young pigs, along with either the blood or hog casing.  Each course must be served with at least one garnish with further details to be specified in the coming weeks. Order of teams participating in Bocuse d’Or Europe 2014:

Wednesday May 7th

Thursday May 8th

Box number Country Box number Country

1

Germany

1

Finland

2

Spain

2

United Kingdom

3

Turkey

3

Switzerland

4

France

4

Hungary

5

Italy

5

Austria

6

Estonia

6

Iceland

7

Norway

7

Sweden

8

Denmark

8

Luxemboug

9

The Netherlands

9

Belgium

10

Bulgaria

10

Russia
  It will be Adam’s second time competing in what is known as the world’s most challenging and prestigious competition. He previously competed in the Bocuse d’Or World final on January 30th, 2013, when Adam and his commis chef, Kristian Curtis secured fourth place along with the best meat and commis prizes. About The Bocuse d’Or: The Bocuse d’Or is the most sought after prize for chefs around the globe. Founded by culinary legend, Paul Bocuse, the contest has taken place in Lyon every two years since 1987. The Bocuse d’Or takes place at SIRHA - a hotel catering and food trade exhibition. Each chef along with their commis must produce the specified dishes and present to the jury of judges. The jury is made up of a representative from each competing country with Brian Turner, CBE, being the UK juror.
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Editor 31st March 2014

Bocuse d’Or Team UK prepares for Stockholm