In Frankfurt, four participants fought for the participation in the European final of the renowned cooking competition Bocuse d'Or. Frankfurt-Tipp was present at the culinary spectacle in the Gesellschaftshaus of the Palmengarten and has in a Instagram reel captured a glimpse into the world of fine dining.
Marvin Böhm triumphs in the Bocuse d'Or Germany final
.With impressive creations, Marvin Böhm was able to grab the ticket for the European final, which will take place in March 2024 in Trondheim, Norway, at the Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten in Frankfurt. Chef Marvin Böhm from the Aqua restaurant in Wolfsburg and his assistant Hannes Hensel have reason to rejoice as they won the prestigious Bocuse d'Or Germany cooking competition on October 26, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main against three other competitors. "I am overjoyed. My team and I have now won the Bocuse d'Or Germany for the third time and are looking forward to representing Germany in the European finals in Norway. Böhm, who set exciting culinary accents as a chef, was able to convince the jury under the leadership of Léa Linster both visually and in terms of taste.
Great interest in the German final
For the first time, the German final was held on 25. and 26 October in Frankfurt carried out, and in the elegant ambience of the society house Palmengarten, under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Hesse Boris Rhine. More than 500 visitors from gastronomy, business, politics and gourmets took the opportunity to look over the shoulders of the four participants as they cooked and prepared the dishes. In addition, they were able to learn about wine, champagne and social media activities in gastronomy in master classes.
Marvin Böhm represents Germany in the European final and hopes for Lyon
The next stop for Marvin Böhm is the European final of the Bocuse d'Or, which will take place from 19. To 20. March 2024 in Trondheim, Norway, takes place. There he will compete with top chefs from all over Europe to secure a place in the world final in Lyon in 2025. The Bocuse d'Or is known worldwide as the most important cooking competition. The final in Frankfurt aimed to put Germany on the international culinary map. The organizers, including Bocuse d'Or Germany President Patrik Jaros, Robert Mangold, Managing Director of the Tiger and Palms Group, and Dr. Jan-Peter Eichhorn, Managing Director of the Genussakademie in Frankfurt, worked passionately for more than six months to give the event an appropriate setting at the Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten. "The performances we have seen here were of the highest standard. On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to warmly congratulate and thank all the participants. This cooking competition is an important institution for the local cooking and gastronomy scene. Success does not come from one hand alone; many hands have contributed to making the German finals a great success and an exciting event at the highest level. Our goal is it now to bring also the Bocuse d'Or European final 2026 into the Main metropolis," said Patrik Jaros, President of the Bocuse d'Or Germany, full of euphoria.
Also City Councilor and Councillor for Economy, Law and City Marketing Stephanie Wüst, who supported the event, is impressed. "This competition shows how much passion is in the craft. The meticulousness and attention to detail with which the chefs faced this competition are inspiring. It is clear here why the chef is uniquely called a 'chef' around the world. Guests and spectators of the Bocuse d'Or Germany finals have seen that this competition has fully lived up to its famous namesake. It enriches Frankfurt am Main and gives further inspiration, attention and confirmation to the hospitality industry."
In the domestic final, the four candidates, Marvin Böhm, sous chef from the 3-star restaurant Aqua in Wolfsburg, Sebastian Buchta, chef at the 2-star restaurant Alter Meierhof in Glücksburg, Christian Krüger, former 1-star chef, who now heads product development and works as a consultant at Mise en Place in Duisburg, and Julian Lechner, deputy head chef at the 2-star gourmet and fine dining restaurant ÖSCH NOIR in Donaueschingen, will compete against each other to win the coveted Bocuse d'Or Germany.
In a period of five hours, the candidates mastered the challenge of preparing 14 portions of a vegetable plate with the main ingredients of the 7 herbs of Frankfurt Green Sauce and Wetterauer potato Annabelle and arrange stylishly. Then they had another 35 minutes to prepare a delicious meat dish (fillet of beef) and also present it in 14 portions for the jury.
The jury of the Bocuse d'Or Germany
The 20-member jury of the Bocuse d'Or Germany, consisting of an impressive assembly of international and national top chefs, judged the participants. Led by Léa Linster, the first and only woman to win the competition in 1985, renowned chefs such as Régis Marcon, gold medalist in Lyon 1995 and president of the International Organization Committee Bocuse d'Or, Thomas Bühner, who led 3 stars in Osnabrück for more than ten years, Sebastian Gibrand from Sweden, silver medalist in Lyon 2019, Matthias Hahn, Réne Frank and Germany's youngest star chef Julia Komp evaluated the participants.
Congratulations to the passionate winner of the Bocuse d'Or Germany 2023: Marvin Böhm.
Marvin Böhm will then represent the Federal Republic at the international level. If this then also shines in the continental decision of the Bocuse d'Or 2024 in Norway, there is a chance to bring the international culinary world championship title Bocuse d'Or 2025 to Germany.