The Hungarian team of chef Bence Dalnoki and commis Patrik Nyikos won the bronze medal at the Bocuse d’Or World Final. It was announced on the second day of the event in Lyon, France, on Monday evening. The winner of this year’s final is Denmark.
The Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious international cooking competition, is held every two years in the hometown of the eponymous chef Paul Bocuse. This year, 24 teams from 24 nations prepared their dishes on Sunday and Monday.
The Hungarian Bocuse team arrived with a second place at the European qualification. The team was headed by Bence Dalnoki, sous chef of the two Michelin-starred Stand Restaurant, who was assisted by Patrik Nyikos as commis. The coach was Tamás Széll, while the team was chaired by Zoltán Hamvas, President of the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy.
This year’s World Final was won by Denmark, Norway came second and the bronze medal went to Hungary, their strongest ever performance. The best commis (assistant) of the competition went to Norway, the best dish to Sweden and the best platter to France.
For the first time, the Social Commitment Award was presented, which was won by the Mexican team. Also for the first time, the competition had a children’s jury, which awarded a special prize to Japan. At the Bocuse d’Or finals in Lyon, teams traditionally have to prepare two dishes: a spectacular dish, which must be presented whole and then served on a plate, and a dish that is prepared to be served on a plate.
The obligatory ingredients for the dish (dish theme) were monkfish, black mussels and Mediterranean scallop. The plate theme proved to be a unique one, as teams had to prepare a children’s menu, three courses for 15 people. Each course had to include pumpkin, the starter had to be vegan and the main course had to include eggs.
Bocuse d’Or : Denmark – Brian Mark Hansen
Bocuse d’Argent : Norway – Filip August Bendi
Bocuse de Bronze : Hungary – Bence Dalnoki
4th: Sweden – Jimmi Eriksson
5th: France – Naïs Pirollet
6th: Finland – Johan Kurkela
7th: United-Kingdom – Ian Musgrave
8th: Iceland – Sigurjón Bragi Geirsson
9th: United States – Jeffery Hayashi
10th: Switzerland – Christoph Hunziker
11th: Canada – Samuel Sirois
12th: Japan – Tomoyuki Ishii
13th: Estonia – Alexander Gureev
14th: Belgium – Sam Van Houcke
15th: New-Zealand – Will Mordido
16th: Colombia – Carlos Pajaro
17th: China – Nick Yuli Lin
18th: Australia – Alex Mcintosh
19th: Mauritius – Kritesh Halkory
20th: South Korea – Byeonghyen Hwang
21st: Chile – Ari Zuñiga Salas
22nd: Mexico – Marcelo Hisaki
23rd: Morocco – Faical Zahraoui
24th: Sri Lanka – Mihishan Rashminga Silva
Best commis award: Norway – Leon Haarberg Nilsen
Best “Feed the Kids” test award: France – Naïs Pirollet
Best theme on a platter award: Sweden – Jimmi Eriksson
Social Commitment Award: Mexico – Marcelo Hisaki
Source: mti.hu, Bocuse d’Or