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Bocuse d’Or finale 2019 – Denmark celebrates victory

Press release   •   Feb 06, 2019 11:00 GMT

The world’s top chefs came together in Lyon on 29th and 30th January 2019 where a total of 24 international cooking teams competed in the Bocuse d’Or finale – probably the most famous top international cooking contest. The Danish team led by head chef Kenneth Toft-Hansen impressed the jury with their culinary skills and won the golden trophy. The Swedes with head chef Sebastian Gibrand followed with silver and the Norwegian team with head chef Christian André Pettersen with bronze. The crème de la crème comes together every two years to pit their culinary skills against one another in Lyon, the home town of Paul Bocuse, the namesake and initiator of the competition.

Top chefs showcase dishes on Stella Vogue and Blossom

To serve their culinary creations, competitors were able choose from a selection of plates from the Stella Vogue and Stella Hotel ranges. All meat dishes were served from the large presentation plate on the dinner plates from the Blossom collection. Thanks to their size and elegant design, the stylish round plates in the Stella Vogue and Stella Hotel collections provided the chefs with plenty of scope to showcase their creations. Inspired by nature, the unusual design of Blossom features an elegant floral pattern. The delicate geometry is surprising – its intentionally irregular contours give every piece a unique look.

Collector’s plate from Blossom range decorated by artist Alain Vavro

In addition to the current competition plates, Villeroy & Boch produced a limited edition Bocuse d’Or collector’s plate again, which all finalists and guests at the gala dinner received on the evening of the finale. Collectors can also purchase this plate and other collector’s plates from the Bocuse d’Or online shop. The special pattern is traditionally created by the French artist and designer Alain Vavro. He has been designing the collector’s plate since 1995. This year, his pattern adorned a plate in the Blossom range.

As a “Membre associé du Bocuse d’Or”, Villeroy & Boch has been deeply involved in the prestigious cooking competition for many years.

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Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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