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A Day Competing at the Bocuse d'Or 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Alex Chen was the chef representing Canada at the Bocuse d'Or. He was assisted by commis Jack Beers who had to be under 22 years of age and Dan Olson who was the Canadian coach. The team competed on January 29, the first day of the Bocuse d'Or. There were...

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How A Bocuse D'or Chef Prepares For Competition

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 12:38 PM

It's a damp, chilly Vancouver Sunday morning in the downtown east side, the Bocuse d'Or Canada Team meet for another in a string practices. Alex Chen greets me with a smile and "I'm stressed, chef." He's not alone, but the truth is I would worry if he told...

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How I'm Preparing for the World's Most Prestigious Culinary Competition

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 2:07 PM

The Bocuse d'Or, named after legendary chef Paul Bocuse, is the world's most prestigious culinary competition. It takes place in Lyon, France every two years. Approximately 60 countries try to qualify to be among the 24 finalists competing for the golden trophy.

For the 2013 competition, the chefs are dealing...

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