The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt global events, with the highly anticipated Bocuse d'Or Grand Finale now being postponed from January, 2021, until 1 - 2 June, 2021.
Known as the 'culinary olympics', the international competition, which was begun by the late Paul Bocuse back in 1987, is considered one of the most prestigious chef competitions in the world.
The competition, which normally takes place every two years at the Sirha trade fair in the French city of Lyon, was deemed impossible under current global restrictions, given that the trade fair usually attracts some 200,000 visitors.
The Bocuse d’Or culinary competition includes 24 chefs from 24 different countries, competing around two different themes (plate and platter) over two days. Last year's winner was Denmark with a team lead by chef Kenneth Toft-Hansen.
Bocuse d'Or Europe 2020
The Bocuse d'Or Europe final will take place as scheduled on 15 and 16 October, 2020, (already postponed from May) in Tallinn, Estonia, with at total of 17 teams competing. The UK and Belgium teams have decided to withdraw ahead of the competition.
The photo of Camilla Moccia, bent over in despair over the closure of her trattoria, has gone viral in Italy as a symbol of the suffering faced by those across the hospitality industry. Here she speaks to Fine Dining Lovers about the photo and her plight.