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Bocuse d’Or team Georgia to represent Georgian Gastronomy

By Mariam Chanishvili
Tuesday, February 18
Bocuse d'Or European Continental Competition will take place on May 28-29. It is one of the most prestigious, worldwide culinary contests. The final competition is held every two years at the Sirha International Trade Show, which brings together a new generation of talented chefs. The Bocuse d'Or is a biennial world chef championship, named for the chef Paul Bocuse.

“Georgia officially became a member of the Bocuse d’Or family in 2019 and hosted the national qualifying competition for the first time in the country. As Bocuse d’Or is a contest of national importance, participation in it not only means a unique career advancement for chefs, but it also raises the country’s prestige and develops the level of the country in terms of gastronomy and tourism,” noted the organizers of the project.

The large-scale national gastronomic competition took place on November 3, 2019. The winner of the Bocuse d’Or Georgia 2019 was Erik Sarkisyan.

A year ago, Team Bocuse d'Or Danmark won the Bocuse d'Or for the second time in the history of the competition.

The event will bring together 20 European countries that have entered the contest, but only the top 10 teams will earn a place to represent their countries in the world finale which will be held in Lyon, France, in January 2021.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Environment, Business Consulting Agency Gastronaut and Agriculture and Gastronomic Association of Georgia.

The goal of the Gastronomic Association of Georgia is derived from the mission of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency, given the context of global challenges of today's world. The inclusion of gastronomy is one of the major determinants and image resources for the sustainable development of the country’s economy, culture, agriculture and tourism.