Boscuse d'Or Afrique

On the 30th of June, at the Palmeraie Golf Palace Hotel in Marrakech, six teams defended their colours to get to the final of the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition due to take place in January 2019 in Lyon. The teams that competed to reach the big final were Algeria, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia and in the end, the following were winners, in this order: Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.

The team from Magreb was led by chef Aissam Ait Ouakrim (Palais Soleiman) who had already participated in the Bocuse d’Or on other occasions in the 2015 and  2017 editions, in which he was a finalist.

The other winning teams were that of Tunisia, led by Tunisian chef Marwne Younssi and the Senegalese team led by chef Alioune Diop (head chef of the restaurant Alain Ducasse in Paris).

This year, 30 years after the creation of the contest and for the first time in the competition’s history, a continental selection of the Africa Bocuse d’Or has been made which unites the selections from the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The Bocuse d’Or is a competition in which, in the first phase -which is what has just taken place in Africa-, various countries compete to reach the final which takes place every two years. The winners compete on a global scale to become the country with the world’s best chefs.

The final will take place from the 26th to the 30th of January 2019, during the Syrha fair in Lyon (France). A total of 24 teams from each continent will compete to be crowned as the country with the world’s best chefs.

 

Picture’s source: Bocuse d’Or Facebook

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