Lyon, January 30, 2019 – Bocuse d’Or Canada is thrilled to announce that Team Canada has placed 13th at the grand finale in Lyon (France) today. The Waterloo-born chef, Trevor Ritchie, and his team impressed the panel of Michelin-star judges with dishes that included Saskatoon berries, Canadian bison and caribou, morels, and ice wines to only name a few ingredients. The team’s dishes allowed them to move up four places since the last Bocuse d’Or competition in 2017. The competition was tight, with Team Canada arriving just eight points from Hungary in 12th and 41 points from Iceland in 11th.
‘It was an epic meal prep,” explains our Canadian culinary athlete. “The competition was fierce but I’m proud of our performance as a team. It was important to perform because Canada always had a presence in Lyon since Jamie Kennedy in 1987. I’m super excited about the result and honoured to have had the chance to make our country proud!’
Featuring indigenous ingredients in the shape of a hockey puck, Team Canada’s chartreuse paid homage to our national sport and to our country’s aboriginal history.
While the team is celebrating its success, young chefs are already dreaming about 2021. Chefs Stefani Scrivens, Samuel Sirois, Tarik Belmoufid and Gene Cormierare the contenders selected by the Board of Director of the Bocuse D’Or Canada to compete for the opportunity to represent our country in the World Cup of Cookery talents.
The four candidates will take part in a cooking challenge this February 26th at the RC Show. The winner will fill Chef Ritchie’s shoes by leading the team for a two-year term until the Grand Finale in January 2021.
For photos of Team Canada’s dishes, to request a ticket to attend the upcoming national selection at the RC Show, to get photos of the winning candidate (on February 26) or to schedule an interview, please contact The PR Department at 416.535.3939 or email [email protected]