Christian André Pettersen from Norway, wins Bocuse d’or Europe
The stakes were high in Turin, in the heart of Piemonte, on June 11 and 12, when 20 chefs competed for a grueling five-anda-half hours at Oval Lingotto Fiere as part of Gourmet Expoforum, with one goal in mind; earning a place in the final of the most prestigious gastronomy competition in the world
The winners from their respective national selections faced off for the European title and for a chance to compete in the international contest, which takes place in Lyon during the Sirha trade show in January 2019. Christian André
Pettersen, from Norway, won the Bocuse d’or Europe, after two tense days of fierce competition, with Sweden and Denmark also securing places on the podium.
Pettersen, aged 28, won over the high-level jury, comprising chefs Jérôme Bocuse, Tamás Széll, Carlo Cracco and Enrico Crippa, with his incredible creativity and the technique he used to elevate the simple, yet exceptional quality products of Piedmontese and Italian heritage. Having now gained top spot in the continental selection twice, and clinched a place on 14 podiums since the competition was first launched, Norway once again reaffirmed the outstanding quality of its national gastronomy and that of broader Scandinavia.
Nespresso, the brand leader in portioned coffee, was the official partner of the Bocuse d’or Europe final. Dating back to 2008, Nespresso’s relationship with Bocuse d’or is one of the many chapters in the company’s history that links it to international haute cuisine. The brand offers a wide range of coffee solutions and professional machines dedicated to B2B customers and designed to satisfy the most discerning palates.
Pettersen's winning platter
Martin Ruggieri representing Italy
Pettersen's winning dish