The Bocuse d’Or is the largest and most prestigious chef competition in the world. Founded in 1987 by the late and legendary Paul Bocuse, the competition has grown to become the greatest culinary spectacle bar none. Chefs from 64 countries competed to secure a place in the 2019 world final, only 24 chefs made it through - including Team UK’s Tom Phillips.

Previous candidates have included Adam Bennett MCA, Simon Hulstone, Andre Garrett, Eyck Zimmer, John Williams, Anthony Worrall Thompson and Clive Fretwell. All would concur that it’s the toughest culinary challenge any chef can undertake.

On the morning of Monday 30 September, five chefs and their chosen commis will have the opportunity to compete for a place in the Bocuse d’Or European selection in Estonia in June 2020.

The panel of judges will be looking for great culinary technique and creativity along with complexity where appropriate and for harmony of combinations within the dish. They will also be looking for chefs to demonstrate an understanding of the unique style of the Bocuse d’Or in a three hour 45 minute cook off.

The challenge is considerable but the winner of the UK Selection will be given the opportunity to become part of the world’s most passionate and talented culinary family. With a British chef yet to reach the podium, securing a top three place in the European or World final would be a life changing experience.

High profile chefs from across the UK and beyond will be on the judging panel.


10am to 12pm Competition Commences (during show hours)

4pm to 5pm  Awards and announcement thereof – The Stage



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