The Bocuse d’Or began as a culinary competition that first took place at the 1987 SIRHA Culinary Sector Exhibition and Trade Show to highlight the most promising chefs. Named after famed French chef Paul Bocuse, the 2017 Bocuse d’Or once again brought together the world's best chefs to square off in an intense two-day culinary competition.
The prestigious Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, is heated as 24 chefs from around the globe come to test their chops. They have five hours and 35 minutes on the dot to conceptualize their best dishes and bring something new to the table with the ingredients given to the teams the day of the competition. A jury made up of the greatest culinary minds judges what the competitors have cooked up.
For the first time in the history of the international culinary competition, the United States took the gold under Chef Matthew Peters. It has been said the Chef Peters trained rigorously under some of the biggest names in the industry. Names like Tomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and yes, even the son of legendary Paul Bocuse, Jerome Bocuse.
Congratulations to Chef Matthew Peters for bringing it home to the States!