European chefs gather for Bocuse cook-out
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Twenty young chefs gathered in Geneva on Monday to take part in a two-day cooking fest aiming for the top prize in the European leg of the renowned Bocuse d'Or competition.
On Tuesday, the jury will not only name the top three winners, but also pick the 12 competitors who will go on to the worldwide Bocuse d'Or competition in January.
Each team of a chef and an assistant is to produce two dishes - a Norwegian halibut and a Swiss veal - in five hours and 35 minutes in an exhibition hall.
Two garnishes are to accompany each dish, which will be whipped up in a 18 square-metre kitchen.
The Danes, Belgians and Italians have been touted as the likely winners this year.
Bocuse d'Or, dubbed the Olympic Games of cooking, is named after internationally renowned French chef Paul Bocuse, who was among the founders of the contest.
For the young chef competitors, many of whom are unknown to the public, the Bocuse d'Or is an opportunity to earn a reputation and launch their careers.
Paris celebrity chefs Michel Roth of the Ritz hotel and Yannick Alleno of the Hotel Meurice are among previous winners.
This year's jury is headed by French chef Daniel Boulud. He is accompanied by two Swiss chefs, Fredy Girardet and Philippe Rochat.
Life & Style blogs
Penis size study: what's 'normal' anyway?
Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
Penis size: is there a correlation with sexual satisfaction? A scientific look
Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
- 1 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway in dense fog
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
iJobs Food & Drink
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to the consistent growth of...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ex...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ou...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...