Coming Soon: Bocuse d’Or Latin America 2016

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Coming Soon:  Bocuse d’Or Latin America 2016

Bocuse d’Or Latin America will welcome ten talented Latin American Chefs to compete at Sirha Mexico 2016, Mexico City, on the 11th and 12th February 2016.

The S.Pellegrino sponsored 'Continental Selection' will serve as a great opportunity to promote Mexico City and gastronomy presided over by Enrique Olvera, the emblematic leader of the new wave Mexican cuisine, as well as showcasing the quality richness, creativity and dynamism of Latin American cuisine for which it has become so famous in recent years. 

The ten chefs will compete in a live competition in front of an audience following which the jury presided by the famous Peruvian Chef and writer Gaston Acurio, fresh from the news he will be stepping back into the kitchen at Astrid y Gastón, Limawill taste and mark the dishes.

Only the top three chefs will be entitled to participate in the Grand Final of the Bocuse d'Or in January 2017, where they will be up against the best chefs from the other continental selection events in Lyon, France.

Find more details about the competition below:

The Programme:

Thursday 11th February 2016
7.30am Contest area opens to Partners / Exhibitors
8.30am Beginning of the tests
4.00pm Official photograph of the Bocuse d'Or Latin America

Friday 12th February 2016
7.30am Contest area opens to Partners / Exhibitors
8.30am Beginning of the tests
1.30pm – 2.55pm Beginning of tasting for dishes
5.00pm Prize ceremony
8.30pm Beginning of the Gala Dinner

The Candidates

The ten selected Latin America candidates and their restaurants include;  Jessica Toni representing Uruguay (Restaurant El Tajamar), Erick Dreyer representing Ecuador (Restaurant Cire), Victor Daniel Becerra Venegas representing Mexico (Bec Bistro), Daniel Alberto Avellaneda representing Colombia (Asocolchefs), Giovanna Grossi representing Brazil (Parmegiana (Maceió)), Palmiro OCampo Grey representing Peru  (1087 Bistro), Gaston Vicenti representing Argentina (Colegio Gato Dumas), Homero Antonio Burgos Olmos representing Chile (Hotel Santiago Park Plaza), Marcos Jose Saenz Gonzalez representing Guatemala (Efectorio Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo) and Marcos Sanchez Vargas representing Costa Rica (Food Garage Costa Rica).

Accompanied by their commis, the chefs will demonstrate the know-how and the gastronomic culture of their respective countries, by preparing two dishes (meat and fish) prepared live in exactly 5hrs and 35mins,

The jury will score the dishes based on a number of criteria including taste as well as design, creativity and plating.

The Jury

URUGUAY – Alvaro VERDEROSA, Instituto Nacional De Carnes
MEXICO – Guy SANTORO, Almara / Las Brisas
BRAZIL – Laurent SUAUDEAU, Escola De Artes Culinarias Laurent
PERU – Herve GALIDIE, Herve Bistro-Comtemporaneo
ARGENTINA – Dario GUALTIERI, Dario Gualtieri Bistro
CHILE – Sebastia, Felipe SALAS NICOLAU, Clou Gastronomique
GUATEMALA – Mario Enrique CAMPOLLO SARTI, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo
COSTA RICA – Juan Jose ROMERO CHACON, Food Garage Costa Rica

What Continental Selection, Bocuse d'Or
When February 11 - 12, 2016
Where World Trade Centre, Mexico City

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