This year was the first time the capital of Hungary hosted twenty top chefs to participate in the Bocuse d’Or contest on the continent of Europe.
The title of the competition came from Paul Bocuse, one of the world’s famous chefs. He was dedicated in using the high-quality of fresh ingredients. He was the father – founder of the International Bocuse d’Or cooking competition in 1985. Since then, the Bocuse d’Or competition is considered as the world’s most prestigious culinary tournaments. It is organized every two years at the Sirha International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition in Lyon – France.
For the past three days, the world of gastronomy most probably kept their eye on watching the superb chefs preparing their dishes at their very best in Budapest.
The last day was having the most prestigious chef competition as part of the BOCUSE D’OR European Selection took place at the Hungexpo – Budapest Fair Center and Sirha Budapest trade show. “Sirha” – worldwide event for the food service and hotel sectors and in gastronomy particularly the Bocuse d’Or Europe and highlighted its presence in Budapest.
Representing Hungary – chef Tamás Széll and his team … Kevin Szabo – Commis, Frigyes Vomberg – Coach and Szabina Szulló – Team Captain coined the Hungarian team … won the world’s most prestigious cooking championship in the Bocuse d’Or European final – Budapest. The photo is taken by the “index.hu”. The main prize involves 12 thousand euros, and this will be divided between the team members.
The runner-up was the Norway team, while the third was Swedish chefs.
The Bocuse d’Or world final will be held in Lyon next year with the best chefs from America, Europe and Asia.
Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter