The Asia-Pacific selection for the international Bocuse d'Or chef competition will take place on May 8 and 9 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. The event is being jointly organized by GL events and Lingnan Group.
Feng Jing, Chairman of Lingnan Group, delivered a welcome speech at the press conference. [Photo/lifeofguangzhou.com]
Feng Jing, Chairman of Lingnan Group, delivered a welcome speech at the press conference of Bocuse d'Or 2018 Asia-Pacific selection held at Guangzhou Dongfang Hotel on May 3. Stefan Stiller, President of Bocuse d'Or Asia-Pacific 2018 and Zhu Xiaoyi, deputy director general of publicity department, Guangzhou Committee of C.P.C also attended the press conference.
Stefan Stiller, President of Bocuse d'Or Asia-Pacific 2018, introduced the process and judging criteria for the competition. [Photo/lifeofguangzhou.com]
Stefan Stiller introduced the process and judging criteria for the competition. "Besides being an event for top international chefs, Bocuse d'Or also is an innovative stage for the world's culinary cultures to meet." Zhu said, "The event will boost Guangzhou's efforts to become 'the world's culinary capital.'"
Zhu Xiaoyi, deputy director general of publicity department, Guangzhou Committee of C.P.C, delivered a speech. [Photo/lifeofguangzhou.com]
The Bocuse d'Or, dubbed by some as the "culinary Olympics," was initiated by and named after legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, who passed away in January. It is one of the world's foremost competitions in the culinary industry. The award is given biennially in Lyon, France.
In 2018, the selection process will be held in 62 countries and regions, followed by continental heats in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Africa. The semifinalists will gather in Lyon in 2019.
11 countries have qualified for the Asia-Pacific finals after a year of national selections, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Five will enter the finale held in France next year.
Shanghai chef Fu Zhuwei (center) wins the China heat of the Bocuse d'Or cooking competition. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
Shanghai Chef Fu Zhuwei, a previous winner of the China portion of the Bocuse d'Or competition, will attend the Asia-Pacific finals.
Guangzhou and Lyon became sister cities in 1988. The Bocuse d'Or offers Guangzhou a great opportunity to hold a top international cooking competition and enhance the long-lasting friendship between the two cities.