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Bocuse d’Or 2016/2017: Kickoff meeting at Villeroy & Boch headquarters marks official introduction of collaboration for the current competition cycle

Press Release   •   Dec 17, 2015 13:16 GMT

The organizers of the world famous competition of the top of international gastronomy – Bocuse d’Or – and the Hotel & Restaurant Division of Villeroy & Boch gathered for an official meeting as part of the 2016/2017 cycle. At Castle Saareck at the headquarters of Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach, Germany, details of the collaboration for the current competition were discussed.

Nicolas Luc Villeroy, CEO Tableware Unit at Villeroy & Boch AG (middle left), was happy to welcome Florent Suplisson, Gastronomy Event Director (middle right), and Marie Montabonel, sponsoring manager (2nd from left), both from GL Events Exhibitions, which is organizing the contest. The event was also attended on behalf of Villeroy & Boch (Hotel & Restaurant Division) by Global Sales Director Burkhard Schmidt, Marketing Director Jochen Stähler, and Georges Schmitz, International Key Account Manager.

For many years Villeroy & Boch has provided the official competition tableware, which this year comes from the new Artesano Professionale collection. The impressively designed, round plates offer chefs plenty of space to present their creations with sophistication, thanks to their size and simple, yet surprising design. Flatware from the Villeroy & Boch series Oscar and glasses from the series Purismo complete the table setting.

The big finale of the competition will take place on January 24th and 25th, 2017 in Lyon during the Sirha trade show. The regional elimination round for Europe, the Asia-Pacific and Latin American will take place in 2016. Villeroy & Boch was already present at the national elimination round this year in France and Belgium, for example.

Further information about the Hotel & Restaurant Division available here:

Villeroy & Boch:

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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