Lyon city view, top of Radisson Blu hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon

Celebrate food at Bocuse d’Or

Bringing together top chefs from all over the world, Bocuse d'Or is a biennial culinary competition where world-class cooks go head-to-head to be named the best in the trade. Held in Lyon for the past three decades, Bocuse d'Or has been described as the equivalent to the Olympic Games within culinary circles.

Enjoy the world's finest food in Lyon

The Bocuse d'Or culinary competition began in 1987 and quickly established itself as the premier event for food and drink in the world. Teams of chefs come from nations all over the world to prepare their finest dishes in the competition, with many extravagant displays for visitors to witness. Over time, Bocuse d'Or has expanded with competitions held in other regions, though the Lyon event remains the centerpiece of the culinary display.

Competitors have 5 hours and 35 minutes to prepare their dishes, and spectators are always welcome at the events. Most of the food preparation, such as cutting vegetables and meat, must be done in front of the audience. Carefully selected judges have previously included celebrity chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Heston Blumenthal.

To see some of the latest cooking techniques and flavor combinations by the best chefs from across the globe, make sure you visit Lyon in January for the competition. While you are in town, make sure you check out some of the many other culinary delights on offer in the city in this famous celebration of food. The Radisson Blu Hotel in Lyon’s city center places you at the heart of the action and close to Bocuse d'Or, as well as other local food institutions like the food market, les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse.