– Chef Hideki TAKAYAMA from Japan took up the challenge and won the 2018 Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific Selection.
– Top five teams of 2018 Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific Selection, Japan, Thailand, South Korean, Australia and Singapore will compete at the world Finale scheduled in January 2019 in Lyon, France.
– Team China is awarded Wild Card to entre the world Finale.
From 8th to 9th May, 2018 Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific Selection Final took place in the beautiful garden city of Guangzhou in South China with chef teams from all over Asia Pacific region competed to be the best and to claim their place at Bocuse d’Or Finale in 2019.
After 2 days of an intense competition presided by Stefan Stiller and under the eyes of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters, Hideki TAKAYAMA (Japan) has won the favours of the jury composed by Jérôme Bocuse (President of Bocuse d’Or), Alvin Leung (President of Honour), Kotaro Hasegawa (President of the Jury), and the presidents of each team.
Created 31 years ago by the Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or is today the most dazzling and challenging gastronomy contest in the world. To win the Asia-Pacific selection is an accomplishment for the Japanese chef, who received the coveted trophy by the hands of Jérôme Bocuse, son of Paul Bocuse and now Bocuse d’Or President.
Top five teams of Bocuse d’Or 2018 Asia Pacific Selection, Japan, Thailand, South Korean, Australia and Singapore as well as China who was awarded a Wild Card will compete head to head with teams from other Continental Selections at the world Finale scheduled in January 2019 in Lyon, France, during the Sirha trade show.