19-20 March 2024!
Trøndelag has had a fantastic development as a food region. Talented chefs and world-class ingredients have been noticed - and now we are looking forward to hosting the event on behalf of Norway.
Bocuse d'Or is a national event that gives us a unique opportunity to showcase the food in Norway and ingredients from all over the country.
Did you know that Norway is already the nation with the most medals in Bocuse d'Or?
Håvard Werkland won the title of Chef of the Year 2023 in Stavanger on September 18. Werkland is accompanied by Leon Haarberg Nilsen as commis and Lisbeth Wollum Størvold as coach.
Werkland is thus Norway's candidate for Bocuse d'Or Europe 2024, which will be held on home soil in Trondheim on September 19-20, and then for the Bocuse d'Or World Final in 2025 - the world's most difficult and prestigious chef competition.
The Chef of the Year is selected by the Bocuse Academy - an association for Norway's former participants in the Bocuse d'Or competition since 1987.
In Bocuse d'Or, participants compete in teams and against the clock. The task is to prepare two dishes, often a meat and a fish dish, based on ingredients that represent the host country.
The selection of Norwegian ingredients is made by an international committee of chefs during the fall, and will be based on ingredients that promote Norway as a food nation.
The various teams can also use one or more ingredients from their own country to highlight geographical identity in the finished dish.
We welcome you to the European final of Bocuse d'Or in Trondheim!
The event will take place from March 19 and March 20, 2024.
All competitions will be held in Trondheim Spektrum, which is centrally located in Trondheim.
Walking distance 10-15 minutes to the city center.
The doors open at approximately 08.30 each day, and we recommend that you arrive early to secure good seats.
The European final of the Bocuse d'Or is an extraordinary public event that extends over several days.
Tuesday, March 19 from 09.00-17.00 the first 10 teams will compete.
Wednesday, March 20 from 09.00-20.00 the 10 remaining teams will compete and the day will end with a grand award ceremony.
The draw for the order of teams will be made on Thursday, October 12.
In parallel with the competition days in Trondheim Spektrum, the following will also take place:
Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 Hall F - Oi Trøndersk mat og drikke has the pleasure of inviting you to Expo. Here you will experience a journey into the world of the kitchen, where producers, suppliers and passionate chefs gather to celebrate gastronomy in its most refined form.
Together with Trondheim Chamber of commerce and the Norwegian Hospitality Association we will
arrange two different breakfast seminars on Tuesday 19. of March and Wedensday 20. of March
from 09.00-10.15. This will happen in the conference hall Mendelsshon.
Wednesday 20 March - Norway's party under the auspices of the Norwegian Gastronomy Foundation. True to tradition, the industry, supporters, family and other cheerleaders gather on the closing night. There will be entertainment/music and a visit from the Norwegian candidates and their teams to celebrate their position in the competition.
We are proud to have Norwegian players such as Lerøy Sjømatgruppen, Reitan Invest, Danske Bank, Nortura and Bama Gruppen as our main partners for Host City Bocuse d'Or Europe. The players have had different approaches to the collaboration in terms of activities and initiatives. We thank them for their goodwill and commitment.