Monday 23rd January 2023, after two days of high-level competition, the victory of Denmark
represented by Brian Mark Hansen and his commis Elisabeth Madsen closes the 19th Grand
Final of the Bocuse d’Or, thus succeeding the French Davy Tissot, Bocuse d’Or 2021. The team
from Norway, composed of the chef Filip August Bendi and his commis Leon Haarberg Nilsen
came second and won the Bocuse d’Argent, while Hungary defended by Bence Dalnoki and his
commis Patrik Nyikos completed the podium.
The 24 members of the Jury gave their verdict after five and a half hours of tests, rewarding technique, product presentation and non-waste.
“An innovative and inspiring edition for future generations! attests Jérôme Bocuse, President of the Bocuse d’Or. The Feed The Kids test is the perfect expression of the importance of introducing young people to eating well and thus carrying the values of tomorrow’s chefs.”
All the candidates had to highlight monkfish for the platter test, and sublimate squash during the new “Feed The Kids” test, aimed at promoting education on eating well among the younger generations.
“I came here in all humility, to be inspired by those chefs, explains Dominique Crenn, Honorary President of this edition. I loved that there were so many countries, so many different cultures, and they all told us their story, not the one of others. The children who watched the Bocuse d’Or can now say to themselves, I can also be there, I also have a story to tell.”
After his victory during the European selections, Brian Mark Hansen once again succeeded in making Danish gastronomy shine at this Grand Final, taking over from Ronni Vexøe Mortensen, runner-up in 2021. Based on the theme of fairy tales and inspired by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, Brian Mark Hansen’s menu was a hit with the jury.
The next major event will be held in Trondheim, Norway, for the Bocuse d’Or Europe 2024, which will take place on 19th and 20th March 2024 for the European selections for the next Bocuse d’Or.