The most prestigious cooking contest in the world chooses participants in Brazil during Sirha Rio
The Chef chosen will run for a spot in the grand finale in Lyon in 2017
October 15th and 16th in Centro de Convenções SulAmérica, Rio de Janeiro
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1 – Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro
On October 15th and 16th, during Sirha Rio, GL events will conduct the selection process for Bocuse D’Or, considered the most prestigious cooking contest in the world for the experts of fine cuisine. The winner, chosen from eight professional chefs, will represent the country in the Latin American round of the contest in 2016 in Mexico. The outcome will be three names for the grand finale in the next edition of Sirha Lyon in 2017.
Created in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, every two years Bocuse D’Or brings together, in Lyon, 24 young chefs from five continents, some of whom are among the brightest talents of their generation. The finalists are announced after eighteen months of selection rounds in 63 countries. More than just a competition, Bocuse D’Or is an actual show of talented chefs from around the world.
Considered innovative since its inception, it was the first contest in which the chefs prepared their dishes live in front of the audience and the jury.
French chef Laurent Suaudeau was responsible for choosing the members of the Bocuse D’Or Brasil Committee. Based in Brazil for 35 years now, Suaudeau came to Rio de Janeiro appointed by Paul Bocuse and chose Brazil to be his home. The first place in the Americas where Bocuse put his name was in Rio’s Meridien Hotel, when Laurent accepted an invitation to represent his master here. The members chosen for the Committee include the chefs Marcelo Fernandes, Marcelo Pinheiro, Victor Rodrigues, David Jorbet, Bruno Hamad and Andrews Valentim. Besides helping choosing the candidates, the group will actively participate in the training efforts and, during the tests, they will supervise and train the winner for the Mexican round.