The prestigious culinary competition Bocuse d’Or Australia 2021 is moving to a new date, Tuesday 24 August, in line with its host event, Foodservice Australia.
“We completely agree with the show organisers that moving to new dates in August will ensure Foodservice Australia can run at full strength,” says Tom Milligan, President of Bocuse d’Or Australia.
“It has been a challenging time for the hospitality industry, but by August it will be time to come together to celebrate what makes us strong, and to reconnect and rebuild in time for a busy Spring and Summer.”
Milligan adds that the format of Bocuse d’Or Australia 2021 will not change, and it will be held live from 10am on day one of the three-day show. George Calombaris and Hilary McNevin will MC the competition as planned, and the finalists are all pumped and preparing to compete.
“Our four talented finalists – Alex McIntosh, Leslie Chan, Paul Golding and Mathew Lee – will use this extra time to train for the competition and perfect their dishes.”
The Road to Lyon Dinner will not be held on the night of the competition, however Milligan says the winner will still be announced at a special event to be confirmed soon.
“Paul Bocuse envisaged the Bocuse d’Or to be a unifying event that celebrates culinary excellence and brings chefs together to network and collaborate, as well as compete,” reflects Milligan.
“I think that is exactly what our industry needs right now, so the team and I look forward to holding a thrilling competition on 24 August.”
Everyone working in food or hospitality aged 16+ is invited to come and watch Bocuse d’Or Australia 2021, register for your free ticket at www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au