Hungary’s team of chefs, led by István Veres, secured a place in the top ten during the Bocuse d’Or European championships held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 15-16.
The team qualified in ninth place overall, securing their place in the finals that will be held in Lyon in June 2021. Zoltán Hamvas, the head of the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy noted that, “this was a very difficult European championship: it was postponed twice because of the coronavirus epidemic… because of this, it was also difficult to prepare, so the ninth place reached on Friday was a good result.”
The World Final will host 24 national teams from around the world. All teams will be vying for the Bocuse d’Or trophy, a golden effigy of Paul Bocuse (the founder), and the grand prize of EUR 20,000.
Due to the epidemic, the hospitality industry is not doing as well as other sectors. “One of the important messages of the Bocuse d’Or is that it draws attention to quality gastronomy even during an epidemic.”
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