France was crowned Bocuse d’Or 2021 during the Sihra International Trade and Hospitality Show in Lyon.
The event takes place every two years and is, according to many, the Olympics of gastronomy. This year was even more important, as it took place after a period of intense uncertainty and stagnation due to the pandemic, giving talented chefs from around the world the opportunity to show off their skills.
In second place was the team of Denmark, while the Bronze Bocuse and third place was won by the team of Norway.
For those who do not know, this institution owes its name to the French chef Paul Bocuse, the legend of nuvelle cuisine with the three Michelin stars in its quiver and founder of the famous Auberge du Pont de Collonges.
At this year’s event, the leaders decided that the 12 competing countries had to “clash” based on the new gastronomic trends, as they have been formed after the measures against the virus. The chefs were invited to prepare a take-away meal based on tomatoes and a plateau based on beef. On the first day all the countries competed, while in the final only nine took part.