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S.Pellegrino at Bocuse d’Or Europe 2018

S.Pellegrino at Bocuse d’Or Europe 2018

S.Pellegrino, as the official partner, has been supporting the world renowned Bocuse d’Or competition for many years running. An icon of Italian style and quality, S.Pellegrino is the water choice of the finest establishments and continues its involvement in important gastronomical events worldwide.

Norway won gold at the Bocuse d’Or Europe 2018 hosted in the city of Turin, Italy on June 11-12. 28 year-old chef Christian André Pettersen from Norway, assisted by commis Håvard André Josdal Østebø, convinced the high-level jury presided by Chefs Jérôme Bocuse, Tamás Széll, Carlo Cracco and Enrico Crippa, with the exceptional creativity and technique he used to transcend the simple yet exceptional quality products of the Piedmontese and Italian heritage. (Pettersen is no stranger to the podium – in 2015, he came in third place at the finals of S.Pellegrino Young Chef.)

Team UK didn’t disappoint either, by qualifying in the top 10 countries that got their hot tickets to the Grand Finale of Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, 2019. The team was led by 26 year-old Tom Phillips and supported by commis Nathan Lane.

20 countries competed in this continental selection. The top 3 were:

1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Denmark

Joining the top 3 and UK to the finals in Lyon will be Finland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Iceland and Italy (who scored a “wild card” qualifier) – making a total of 11 teams from Europe – to compete in Lyon in 2019.

A few other special awards were given out also. These were:


Best Commis Prize:

Curtis Malpas from Italy

Special Plate Prize:

France, with Chef Matthieu Otto

Special Platter Prize:

Finland, with chef Ismo Sipeläinen