Team UK qualify for Bocuse D’or 2014

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Editor 9th May 2014
Team UK has secured a place at next year’s Bocuse d’Or World Final after winning 6th place at last night’s awards in Stockholm. Adam Bennett, his commis chef Josh Allen, culinary arts student at University College Birmingham and coach Idris Caldora from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts picked up the 6th place in the Bocuse d’Or Europe and will go on to compete in Lyon on January 28th and 29th, 2015. Chefs from 20 countries competed over the two day competition, with the 12 top scoring teams progressing to the Bocuse d’Or World final. First place was awarded to Tommy Myllymaki from host country Sweden who won €16,000, with Kenneth Hansen from Denmark in second place winning £9,000 and Ørjan Johannessen from Norway in third place collecting €6,000. Adam, head chef at The Cross Kenilworth, also secured 6th place at the European final in Brussels in March 2012. His Stockholm fish menu consisted of: Supreme of Swedish Coalfish, Seaweed Sauce, Mussel Ketchup, Coalfish with Smoked Salmon Mousseline, Saffron Potatoes filled with Creamed Leeks, Pea Puree with Baby Onions and Bacon, Cucumber with poached Oyster and Sea Pearls, Mussel Ketchup, Seaweed Butter Sauce. His meat menu consisted of Ballotine of young Swedish Pork with Sage, Truffle and Bacon, Braised Trotter & Hock with Vegetables, Savoy Cabbage with Bacon, Carrot filled with Ham and Mustard, Potato Croquette with Black Pudding and Bramley Apple. The full Bocuse d'Or European selection 2014 results:
  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. France
  5. Finland
  6. UK
  7. Iceland
  8. Estonia
  9. Hungary
  10. Germany
  11. Netherlands
  12. Switzerland
  13. Austria
  14. Belgium
  15. Italy
  16. Spain
  17. Turkey
  18. Russia
  19. Luxembourg
  Photo courtesy of Jodi Hinds - Official Bocuse d'Or UK photographer.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 9th May 2014

Team UK qualify for Bocuse D’or 2014