The Bocuse d’Or’s international status is its greatest strength. Chefs come from across the planet to take part in the contest or watch as spectators, and professionals from the sector flock there. This great coming-together nurtures a wealth of interactions. Friendships are formed, partnerships are created, business deals are sealed, later leading to encounters and trips. Beyond the contest itself, people discover restaurants, countries, regions, cultures. We publish guides in which the BOW chefs, along with our partners, offer tips on their favourite local addresses to encourage you to visit them and give you something to dream about… You can consult them below. Happy reading!