Roš’ Hisa Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, was awarded two Michelin stars in the first Michelin Guide selection for the country last year, underlining the chef’s international reputation. Her presence at the Bocuse d’Or European selection 2022 as the president of honour is yet another string to the chef’s impressive bow.
To be President of Honour for Bocuse d’Or Europe is above all a very great honour,” said Roš. "I believe there is no young chef who is not dreaming about Bocuse d’Or. Bocuse d’Or has always been supporting young talent – very ambitious, motivated young people who want to show how beautiful this profession really is. For someone who is self-taught, who comes from different waters this is probably one of the biggest honours you can have”.
What is Bocuse d’Or
The international Bocuse d’Or, recognised as the most prestigious chef cooking contests in the world and named after the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, was inaugurated in 1987 and the biennial competition has gone on to become a platform for young chefs, together with their experienced mentors to give an account of their own and their compatriots’ culinary skills. The competition is divided in to three global regions - Europe, Africa and the Americas - the winners of which go forward to represent their counties at the global final. France is the country with the most gold Bocuse d’Or awards with eight, including the last year.
Who is Ana Roš?
Voted 'Best Female Chef' in 2017, the talented Slovenian continues to rise and rise - not only is she an internationally recognised culinary giant, but her innovation in business and championing of women and gender equality in the industry make her a force of nature.