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Bocuse d’Or 2016/2017: Artesano Professionale from Villeroy & Boch Official Competition Plate

Press Release   •   Dec 17, 2015 03:00 EST

The Bocuse d’Or is the most well-known competition in top international gastronomy. Every two years the best chefs in the world meet in Lyon, the home of the eponymous and initiator, Paul Bocuse, to test their culinary skills. The big finale will take place on January 24th and 25th 2017. The finalists must first get through national and regional qualifying rounds, for example in the European Final, which takes place on May 10th and 11th in Budapest. The national qualifying rounds have already taken place in some countries, and others are approaching in the coming months.

International Chefs Present Their Dishes on Artesano Professionale

Once again in the 2016/2017 competition Villeroy & Boch is an active partner and is providing the official competition plate, which this time comes from the new Artesano Professionale collection. The impressively designed plate offers the chefs plenty of space for the sophisticated presentation of their creations thanks to the size and simple, but surprising design. The flatware from the Villeroy & Boch series Oscar and glasses from the Purismo series complete the table setting.

In addition to the current competition plate Villeroy & Boch will again produce a Bo-cuse d’Or collector’s plate in limited edition, which all the finalists and the guests of the gala dinner will receive on the night of the finale. The special décor comes, as is tradi-tion, from the hand of French artist and designer Alain Vavro. Since 1995 he has de-signed the décor for the collector’s plate, which is always personally approved by Paul Bocuse.

Villeroy & Boch has been as a “membre associé du Bocuse d’Or” closely connected to the renowned cooking competition for many years. Nicolas Luc Villeroy, Board Mem-ber for Tableware at Villeroy & Boch emphasizes, “We are happy to once again this year be part of the Bocuse d’Or. Every year we are excited to see new culinary trends from all over the world and the creative ideas of the participants on our plates. The dish series Artesano Professionale offers the participants a suitable stage upon which they can present their creations.”

About the Hotel & Restaurant Division

The Hotel & Restaurant Division of Villeroy & Boch for over 30 years has offered its services to clients in the restaurant and hotel industry all over the world. The product portfolio includes not only professional plate series, but also glass and flatware collec-tions as well as a palette of accessories, which are specially produced for use in hotels and restaurants – for the complete table setting, the perfect buffet and for banquets. Since it was founded in 1980 the Hotel & Restaurant Division has continuously expand-ed its global presence and is now active in all of Europe, the U.S., the Near and Middle East, Australia as well as increasingly in growing markets like Asia and Africa. 

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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