Paul Bocuse

Creator of Bocuse d’Or

Created in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or had been imagined as a spectacular sport competition where countries would compete and strive for excellence to win the Gold Trophy.
The event welcomes 24 young Chefs who must deliver a series of dishes in 5h35, in front of an overexcited public and in a 8000sqm arena.
Following 2 intense days, the jury, composed of some of the most prestigious chefs in the world, award three prizes, the Bocuse d’Or Bronze, Silver and Gold.

In 30 years, the Bocuse d’Or has rapidly evolved to become the most prestigious industry’s meet-up to which increasingly more countries want to participate. Since 2007, Continental selections have been created in Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific in order to select the 24 candidates attending Lyon Finale.

The World Finale is organized during the SIRHA in Lyon every second year. This Finale brings all attention as this is where the next “Best chef in the world” is awarded in front of thousands of professionals and spectators.

The next Bocuse d’Or will be awarded in January 2021. France will be represented by Davy Tissot.

Jérôme Bocuse

Successor at Bocuse d’Or Presidency

Since November 2016, Jérôme Bocuse took over the presidency of Bocuse d’Or from his father. With his prefect knowledge of the competition and as a founding member of the International Organisation Committee since 1987, Jérôme has always been very involved in the development of the competition. As a jury’s member, he has participated to several national and continental selections of the competition and can count on a profound knowledge and international network built over 30 years in over 60 countries.

“My objective is to keep the DNA and spirit of the competition inspired by Paul Bocuse. I am aiming at preserving the values championed by my father from the beginning while continuously looking for possible evolution.” – Jérôme Bocuse