The Bocuse d'Or (World Cooking Contest) is a biennial world chef championship. Named for the chef Paul Bocuse. The event takes place for two days in Lyon, France at the SIRHA International Hotel. This is the one of the world's most prestigious cooking competitions.
Five candidates compete on March 11 and 12 under the gaze of great chefs, including jury president Joel Robuchon, to win the French final of the "most prestigious" international cooking competition.
The event is frequently referred to as the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games, though the International Exhibition of Culinary Art in Germany is more officially titled the Culinary Olympics and is separated by an olympiad, i.e. a period of four years.
Three star French chef and President of the Bocuse d'or France Regis Marcon observes candidates as they compete during the "Bocuse d'or" cooking competition in Villepinte, north-east of Paris.
French chef Audrey Jacquier (R), the youngest competitor as well as the only female candidate, competes in the "Bocuse d'or" cooking competition in Villepinte, north-east of Paris.
Anthony Guyon (L) assists French chef Sebastien Caillaud (R) during the "Bocuse d'or" cooking competition in Villepinte, north-east of Paris.