Entries have now closed for 2021.


Would you like to represent Australia at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition?

Would you like to be coached by some of the best in the business, like Scott Pickett, Philippe Mouchel and Tom Milligan?

Would you like to travel and meet like-minded chefs from around the world?

The Bocuse d’Or , or ‘Gold Bocuse’ is the most sought-after prize for chefs around the world. It provides a professional springboard in international gastronomy and is a showcase for the diversity of culinary traditions worldwide.

To compete in Bocuse d’Or you need to be committed and driven to succeed, as well as a talented and creative chef. You and your Commis Chef must have an Australian Passport, and be ready to commit to an 18-month journey on ‘The Road to Lyon’.

Laura Skvor and Michael Cole platter Bocuse d'Or 2019

The Bocuse d’Or Australia 2021 competition will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, where four finalists will compete with a commis chef in a cook-off on Sunday 27 June 2021.

The winner of this competition will represent Australia at the Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific in 2022. If placed in the top five teams, the chef and commis will go on to compete for their country in the Bocuse d’Or Grand Finale in Lyon, France in 2023.

Entry is open to chefs who are 23 or older, and a commis chef of their choice who will be 22 or younger by January 2023.

There will be four trophies awarded at the Bocuse d’Or Australia 2021; one gold, one silver and two bronze. In addition, there will be a trophy awarded to the Best Commis of the competition.

To enter, fill in your details below. You will also need to download these three pdf forms below – the Rules & Regulations, Menu & Equipment List and Entry Agreement. Make sure you read the Rules carefully and upload the other two completed forms to your entry.

Entries close at midnight, Sunday 23 May 2021.

Rules and regulations 2021 – read before you fill in the form below.

Entry Agreement Form – sign and upload with entry.

Ingredients & Equipment form – complete and upload with your entry.

  • Chef Contact Details

  • (Please upload a cover letter of approx 200 words saying why you would like to enter)
  • (Please UPLOAD your current resume)
  • (Please upload your current dinner menu)
  • (Please upload an image of yourself in chef uniform)
  • Commis Chef Contact Details

  • (Please UPLOAD your current resume)
  • Declaration and Recipe Template