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Guangzhou to host Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific 2018 next May
Update: 2017-08-25     Source: newsgd.com

Guangzhou, China’s famous food capital;


Bocuse d’Or, the world’s top cuisine competition;

What can be expected from cooperation between these two gourmet ‘tycoons’?

On August 23rd, an agreement was officially signed at the Garden Hotel by GL Events and the Lingnan Group to joint-host the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Selection Round in Guangzhou next May.

The Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific is a unique event which gathers 12 teams composed of the very best chefs from the region. Participating countries will include Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The selection round will be held at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on May 8th and 9th, 2018. In the meantime, the Garden Hotel will be hosting the Diner des Grands Chefs, featuring over 100 famous chefs and including those from Michelin starred restaurants. Of the countries and chefs participating in the selection round, only the first 5 chefs will win the chance to represent their respective countries in the Grand Finale of the Bocuse d’Or to be held on January 29th and 30th, 2019 as part of the Sirha Lyon France trade exhibition.

The invitation “to walk in the beautiful Baiyun hills and along the Pearl River, to enjoy delicious Cantonese cuisine, and experience the thousand year old Cantonese culture” was issued to the whole world at the signing ceremony. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of guests from local government, GL Events, the Lingnan Group, international and domestic catering companies, exhibition tourism, and media reps.

Mr Pasquet, the managing director of GL Events Exhibitions, believes this event will make Cantonese cuisine culture shine on the world stage. The prestigious Bocuse d’Or having the potential to propel Guangzhou to the status of ‘world cuisine capital’, and boost the development of catering, exhibition and tourism industries in Guangzhou.

With the coming 30th anniversary of the twinning of the cities of Guangzhou and Lyon, the decision to host the Bocuse d’Or in Guangzhou marks an achievement realized by these two cities’ continued close cooperation. Guangzhou has become one of the cities to have the rare chance to host a cuisine competition, often considered to be the ‘culinary Olympics’.

About the Bocuse d’Or

In January 1987, world reknowned French chef Paul Bocuse founded the Bocuse d’Or, a world-class gastronomy competition. Replicating major sporting events like the Olympics, he imagined a competition with a true focus on cooking and on the chefs. The central idea is to bring together 24 young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within 5 hours 35 minutes. Every two years, the Grand Finale is held in Lyon, France, to promote the best in contemporary culinary talent, tradition and innovation from the diverse culinary traditions across the globe.

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