A few words from the chairman
“It has been an immense honor to compete and coach at the Bocuse d’Or and now to take on the role of president of the Bocuse d’Or Winners association. I am thankful for the confidence placed in me by my peers and excited for the privilege to embrace the opportunity and responsibility to expand the passion and awareness for this prestigious competition across the globe. With the Bocuse d’Or Winners, we have the opportunity to impact not only our individual nations but other nations who are aspiring to succeed and grow the culinary craft. Together, we have the responsibility to Monsieur Paul to carry on his vision of growing the culinary community across the world and it is an honor to help be a part of this mission.”
Philip Tessier, Bocuse d’argent 2015, USA
Chairman, Bocuse d’Or Winners
Since 1987, every two years, chefs from all over the world meet in a friendly culinary fight at the end of which three of them reach the podium. The Bocuse d’Or prize-winner’s Academy was started in 2000 backed by ROUGIE which wanted to help strengthen the links between all the winners. Today we are 52 chefs from 14 different countries. Today, it is simply called : the Bocuse d’Or Winners.
The mission of Bocuse d’Or Winners
– Through their words and actions, they contribute to the promotion of the Bocuse d’Or as a prestigious competition. It now ranks top among contests of its kind, with a sphere of influence that has enabled it to attract the “gratin” of international gastronomy, paying a warm tribute to the cooking professions. Many of our chefs are getting involved in their own countries in very practical ways, organising selections, sitting on juries, coaching new candidates.
– They created the Best Commis Chef Prize, presented during the Bocuse d’Or to a young cook as a reward for his professionalism during the trials assisting candidates. The Chefs are committed to promoting their profession among the younger generation and this prize is a highly coveted sign of recognition for those who play a key role in each candidate’s performance.
– Driven by the need to get involved in helping those who feed the world, they supported solidarity micro-credit actions from 2013 to 2023 via Babyloan.org, today Lendahand.
Since 2023, they have supported World Central Kitchen, the NGO created by chef José Andres.
– Since 2004 the association has published numerous books, the most recent of which, Cooking Contest: Winning Advice, has been a great success. Available on request.