EUROPEAN SELECTION FOR THE BOCUSE D’OR
Made by GL events
The cream of European gastronomy on the road to the final
On 10 and 11 May 2016, Budapest hosted the Bocuse d’Or Europe continental selection bringing together the most talented European chefs at the Hungexpo Exhibition Park. The competition took place during the Sirha Budapest, Hungary's leading international food services trade fair, which attracted almost 400 exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors.
The Bocuse d’Or Europe is a key stage in the selection process for the final of this leading gourmet cooking competition which will be held in Lyon on 24 and 25 January 2017 during the Sirha Fair.
11 participants passed the qualifying round
After five hours and 35 minutes of intense concentration and precise gestures, 11 participants passed the qualifying round. First place on the podium went to Hungarian chef Tamas Széll, with second place going to the Norwegian chef Christopher William Davidsen and the third place to the Swedish chef Alexander Sjögren.
GL events’ teams were in charge of laying out the facilities for this benchmark event. From the event venue, kitchen areas and VIP boxes, to the grandstand seating for the spectators and the audiovisual equipment, everything was designed to promote this constantly evolving profession with state-of-the-art modern facilities. GL events also provided a showcase for the host country’s cuisine by creating the Taste Hungary gastro-village, a 2,600m² area with 14 restaurants, 3 pastry shops and a café. It offered the public the chance to discover Hungary’s tasty and hearty cuisine.
It offered the public the chance to discover Hungary’s tasty and hearty cuisine.
Partners and sponsors boxes
identical kitchen areas, each with a surface area of 18m²
of VIP area
of Taste Hungary gastro-village area
seats of spectator grandstand
partner and sponsors boxes, each with 20 seats
giant screens (200m² surface area in total)