Bocuse d'Or Academy Australia

Australia has proudly participated in the Bocuse d’Or for over 30 years, with the support of the culinary community and generous sponsors.


The Bocuse d’Or Academy Australia is devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in professionals, while preserving the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in Australia. Our aim is to continually seek integrity and innovation in the culinary arts, as well as facilitate initiatives that will maintain the prestige of the Bocuse d’Or competition.

Above L-R: Dan Arnold, Vice President Deepak Mishra, Marketing & Promotions Manager Trish Harty, President Tom Milligan, Jury Member Scott Pickett.
Not pictured: Honorary President Philippe Mouchel.

The Road to Lyon

30 April 2023
Bocuse d’Or Australia 2023

Four Chefs and their Commis Chefs battle it out over five and a half hours, live at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne. The winner receives the coveted ‘Golden Knife’ trophy and the honour of representing their country as Bocuse d’Or Candidate.

Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific 2024

Teams from up to 12 countries compete in the regional selection. The five highest-scoring teams will go through to the Grand Final.

January 2025
Bocuse d’Or Grand Final 2025

Held in France at SIRHA Lyon, Europe’s largest hospitality industry expo, the Grand Final sees 24 of the world’s best chefs and their commis chefs compete for the ultimate prize – the prestigious Gold Bocuse trophy and worldwide acclaim.