From the start, the goal of Paul Bocuse and the contest’s organising team was to present an ARTISTIC cuisine while allowing the public to watch the competitors work. This was something very new in 1987. There was no Top Chef programme and no Internet at the time! The visual aspect has always been an integral part of the Bocuse d’Or DNA. Only jury members have the privilege of tasting the dishes made by competitors. However, the visual feast is accessible to all. The photos of the podium dishes reflect how gastronomic cuisine has evolved over the years… and likewise for culinary photography. Really interesting!