The mood at Stockholmsmässan reached the boiling point when Sweden and Tommy Myllymäki took home the victory in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition’s European championship on Thursday evening. Implementation of the competition, in the hands of the French organizer GL Events, was also the best ever.
It was an unparalleled festive atmosphere at Stockholmsmässan as the Bocuse d'Or was held in Sweden for the first time. Food lovers from all around the world were on hand, whistling, hooting and cheering on their respective national contestants. At the end of a long day, Tommy Myllymäki took the gold and will be Sweden's representative at the Bocuse d’Or World Championship in Lyon in 2015.
"We are delighted with Tommy and all who have worked to stage the competition in Stockholm and Sweden. It is the culmination of many years of work. We took on a big chore in holding the competition here in conjunction with our food and beverage fairs GastroNord and Vinordic. As happy as we are for the victory, we are just as pleased that the French organizers, GL Events, think that Stockholmsmässan’s implementation of the competition was the best ever,” said Daniel Fritzdorf, event manager for GastroNord and Vinordic.
“It was terrific that we were given responsibility for organizing the competition, which is among the largest held in the Swedish gastronomy. It has been a long journey with many people involved. It began five years ago, when we felt we were ready to stage the competition; we had the knowledge, the city and the site. Two years later, our application was in. We got it, and to crown it all, Tommy went and won”, related Fredrik Eriksson, competition manager of the Swedish Bocuse d'Or Stockholm 2014, Gastronomy Sweden.
The Bocuse d’Or was held at Stockholmsmässan concurrently with GastroNord and Vinordic, northern Europe's largest trade fairs for hotels, restaurants, catering and fast food.
More information is available at www.gastronord.se, www.gastronomicweek.se, www.gastronomisverige.se or contact Daniel Fritzdorf, event manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 46 70 789 41 96, Lotta Signeul, press officer, email@example.com, + 46 70 789 43 36
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