France has been crowned the winner of the Bocuse d’Or 2021 after a gruelling two-day competition at the SIHRA Lyon in France.
After much uncertainty - a period that saw the teams of hopeful chefs from around the world have to wait for their chance to showcase their gastronomic skills on the world stage - the event drew to a close at the award ceremony, which crowned France the winner.
The winner of the Bronze Bocuse was last last year's winners Norway, while the winner of the Silver Bocuse was Denmark.
Adopting a new format that reflected the new post-pandemic trends in fine dining, which involved developing a take-away meal based on tomatoes and a platter of beef shoulder, the teams from 22 countries can all take great pride in their efforts delivered under intense pressure.
Other winners on the historic night in Lyon were Colombia who won the Bocuse d'Or Social Commitment Award. The Best Commis prize, in recognition of the commis chefs who work behind the scene throughout the competition, went to Switzerland. Meanwhile, the Special Prize for Take Away Theme went to Sweden, and the winner of the Special Platter Prize was Iceland.
Watch this space on Fine Dining Lovers for our interview with Team France, the Bocuse d'Or 2021 Champions.
Switzerland was the winner of The Best Commis prize.
Norway was the winner of the Bronze Bocuse.
Colombia won the prize for Social Commitment.
Sweden was awarded the Special Prize on the Take Away Theme.
The platter from Team Norway.