In becoming the new president of the Bocuse d’Or contest Jérôme Bocuse follows in his father’s footsteps. As a member of the International Organising Committee since the beginning in 1987 he has a perfect knowledge of the contest, and has always been involved in the development of the event.
He has sat on the Jury of many national and continental selection events and can rely on his solid knowledge of the international network that has developed in more than 60 countries over nearly 30 years.
This succession takes place at a symbolic time when the Bocuse d’Or is about to celebrate its 30 years of existence with the next edition as part of Sirha 2017: A very special edition that will retrace the major events that have marked the history of the contest, and will further contribute to promote the prestigious event that many refer to as the ‘Mount Everest of cooking’.
‘My goal is to preserve the DNA and the soul of the Contest that was inspired by Paul Bocuse. I intend to continue the work undertaken by my father and preserve the values he has promoted since the beginning, while also continuously seeking for new evolutions’ – Jérôme Bocuse
Jérôme and Paul Bocuse
Bocuse d’Or, the most prestigious gastronomic contest for talented young chefs
In January 1987, Paul Bocuse created the Bocuse d’Or, a revolutionary gastronomy contest. Replicating the codes of major sporting events, he imagined an actual show focused on cooking and on the chefs.
The idea: bring together 24 young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within 5 hours 35 minutes, live in front of an enthusiastic audience.