Bocuse d’Or 2015 - the results are in!

Norway has won the 15th edition of the Bocuse d’Or after 5 hours and 35 minutes of breath-taking tests! The prestigious gastronomy contest - created by Paul Bocuse in 1987 - rewarded the best Chef among 24 international candidates who performed live in front of

2’700 supporters and under the watchful eyes of the most famous chefs in the world. This concludes a process that involved eighteen months of national rounds and continental Orjan Johannessen from the restaurant Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri distinguished himself by de-monstrating exceptional skills and mastery of the imposed products: Landes Label Rouge

By winning the Bocuse d’Or 5 times and making the podium 9 times, Norway demonstrates implacable consistency. The United States achieve second place, attesting to the impeccable quality of American gastronomy and confirming the opening of the contest to the Americas. Sweden is no newcomer to the podium, by winning its second Bronze Bocuse it remains the 3rd country in terms of achievements in the contest.

Orjan Johannessen from the restaurant Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri (Austevoll), representing Norway won the Bocuse d’Or 2015 and 20’000 euros in prize money. Norway has already reached the podium 9 times. Orjan Johannessen had participated to Philip Tessier from the restaurant The French Laundry (California), representing the United States won the Silver Bocuse 2015 and 15’000 euros in prize money. It is the very first time for the United States make the podium in 15 participations.

Tommy Myllymaki from the restaurant Spira-Sjön-N.E.O.-Julita Wärdshus, representing Sweden won the Bronze Bocuse 2015 and 10’000 euros in prize money. It is the second time on the podium for the candidate who won the silver Bocuse in 2011.

Special Fish prize: Hideki Takayama from restaurant Maison de Gill Ashiya (Rouen), representing Japan.

Special Meat prize: Matti Jämsén from restaurant G.W.Sundmans et Sundmans Krog, representing Finland.

Prize for the best promotional campaign: Emiliano Javier Schobert from restaurant El Obrador (Bariloche), representing Argentina.

Prize for the best poster: Gabor Molnar from restaurant Excelsior’s Vinothek Winebar, representing Hungary.

Held at the heart of Sirha in Lyon, this 15th edition of the Bocuse d’Or was once again the gathering point for the very best in gastronomy worldwide.

This was an opportunity for the participating countries to assert and promote their standing as top gastronomic nations. The 24 chefs who took part in the event came from the 5 continents and highlighted with utmost brio the culinary heritage and signature of their respective countries.

They demonstrated wonders of precision, audacity and creativity under the scrutiny of the Honorary Jury composed of American chef Grant Achatz (Alinea, 3 stars, Chicago, USA), French chef Thibaut Ruggeri (Bocuse d’Or 2013) and Jérôme Bocuse, president of Sirha.

Ranking Country Number by points

1 Norway 1662

2 USA 1653

3 Sweden 1610

4 Finland 1599

5 Japan 1553

6 Denmark 1509

7 France 1484

8 Iceland 1435

9 Netherlands 1423

10 United Kingdom 1401

11 Germany 1383

12 Australia 1344

13 Hungary 1338

14 Estonia 1324

15 Argentina 1315

16 Switzerland 1314

17 Singapore 1301

18 South Korea 1300

19 Morocco 1275

20 Malaysia 1274

21 Canada 1248

22 Chile 1209

23 Spain 1166

24 Guatemala 1071

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See you on January 24th & 25th, 2017 for the next edition of the Bocuse d’Or!


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