Ruth Hansom and Luke Selby among UK's Bocuse d'Or candidates

By Sophie Witts contact

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Ruth Hansom among Bocuse d'Or 2021 UK chef candidates

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Ruth Hansom and Luke Selby are among the four chefs vying to represent the UK at the next Bocuse d’Or global culinary competition.

The winning chef will go on to compete in the European heats of the contest in June 2020, ahead of the next international final in 2021.

Founded in 1987 by the late chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or is considered one of the world’s toughest cooking competitions and is held every two years in Lyon, France.

The four chefs competing to next represent the UK will take part in a three hour and 45 minute cook-off at The Restaurant Show on 30 September.

Each of the finalists will receive coaching and mentoring from the UK culinary team – including Adam Bennett MCA, John Williams OBE and the UK's 2019 candidate Tom Phillips from Restaurant Story.

The contenders are as follows:

  • Ian Musgrave, sous chef at The Ritz London and British Culinary Federation Chef of the Year 2018
  • Luke Selby, Great British Menu winner 2019 and Roux Scholar 2017 and
    National Chef of the Year 2018
  • Robert Sussex from 1 More London Place and National Chef of the Year 2019 semi-finalist
  • Ruth Hansom, head chef at Pomona in London and Young National Chef of the Year winner 2017 and The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Michael Bourdin Scholar 2016

The UK came tenth in this year’s Bocuse d’Or, represented by Philips and commis Nathan Lane. Denmark won the top spot, beating 23 other countries to the gold medal.

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