And we have a winner! This year, Chef Kofoed Rasmus of Denmark took the gold at the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious cooking competition.
Each year, many teams representing 24 different countries embark on a 2 day adventure in Lyon, France, often referred to as the Culinary Olympics. The competition pulls teams together from regions: Europe, Asia, Latin America, and 2 wild card selections. Each team has 2 chefs, a lead and an assistant. They have 5 hours and 35 minutes to prepare 2 amazing dishes, a meat dish and a fish dish. The competition takes place in 2 side by side, fully equipped kitchens in an theatre type of environment, facing the 24 judges, press, and audience. The chef with the highest overall score is awarded the Bocuse d’Or trophy and a grand prize of €20,000.
This year, for the meat dish, they had to work with Scottish lamb, and for the fish dish, they had to work with Scottish monkfish and langoustine and crab. They also have to create three garnishes to complement their signature dishes, as well as a winning presentation.
Here are some photos of Denmark’s beautiful winning dishes. They aren’t high resolution, but they’re beautiful presentation:
Bocuse d’Or Gold winner Denmark’s fish platter
Bocuse d’Or Gold winner Denmark’s plated fish dish
Bocuse d’Or Gold winner Denmark’s meat platter
Bocuse d’Or Gold winner Denmark’s plated meat dish