The final of the prestigious Bocuse d'Or international cookery competition took place on 24 and 25 January 2017 in Lyon. The Michelin-starred American chef Mathew Peters and Harrison Turone (commis) from New York claimed victory over 23 competitors with the winning dish of "Poulet de Bresse aux Crustacés". Norway's Christopher William Davidsen and Havard Werkland (commis) came second, with Icelandic head chef Viktor Andrésson and Hinrik Larusson (commis) taking the bronze medal.
The international chefs presented their dishes on Artesano Professionale
Once again this year, Villeroy & Boch provided the official competition plate and collector's plate. Thanks to its size and simple shape, the strikingly designed round plate gave the finalists lots of scope to showcase their creations. As well as the current competition plates, there was also a limited edition Villeroy & Boch Bocuse d'Or collector's plate for all participants in the competition as well as guests at the final. The special pattern is traditionally created by the French artist and designer Alain Vavro, who worked with his wife Dominique to develop a design based on warm pastel shades to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the competition.
This was the twelfth time that Villeroy & Boch had been a "Membre associé du Bocuse d’Or" and the company has produced the popular Bocuse d'Or event plate for many years.
About the Hotel & Restaurant Division
Villeroy & Boch's Hotel & Restaurant Division has been offering its services to customers in the international restaurant and hotel sector for over 35 years. Its product portfolio encompasses professional tableware series, as well as glass and cutlery collections, and a range of accessories designed specially for use in hotels and restaurants - for an impeccably presented table and the perfect buffet or banquet. Since its creation in 1980, the Hotel & Restaurant Division has continuously expanded its international presence. Its activities now encompass all of Europe, the USA, the Near and Middle East, Australia, as well as an increasing presence in the growth markets of Asia and Africa.
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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.