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Bocuse D’or European Selection 2016 in Budapest

May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016

a white chef hat with the Bocuse D'or logo on itThe World’s Most Exciting Gastronomy Event in the Hungarian Capital

20 of the continent’s best chefs will compete in Budapest in the European selection of the Bocuse D’or: the world’s most prominent chef contest organized every two years.

The event will be held within the SIRHA Budapest (International Horeca & Retail Show for professionals in the food, bakery-pastry, hotel and hospitality businesses.) taking place between 09-11 May 2016.

Details About the Bocuse D’or Budapest 2016 European Final

Date: 10-11. May 2016, Tuesday-Wednesday

Map of Hungexpo (Click to Enlarge!)

Event Location: Hungexpo – Hungarian Exhibition, Congress & Fair Center in the outskirts of the city

Address: Hungexpo: Albertirsai út 10, Bp. 1101, district X., Kőbánya

Getting there: entry to the Expo area is at gates I. and III.


  • M2/red metro line, Örs vezér tér station – take bus No. 100-get off at Vásárközpont-főbejárat stop/Fair Center-main entrance, or walk from Pillangó utca metro station (cc. 10 minutes).
  • By car:  GPS coordinates: N47° 29.587′, E19° 7.294′, from Kerepesi út from the city centre, parking: in P3 and P5 garages, fee: 1 200 HUF/car/day.

Tickets: online purchase: 10. May: 10 EUR, 11. May: 15 EUR, on-site purchase: Bocuse D’or: 25 EUR/day, SIRHA Budapest event-09-11. May: 25 EUR/day.

Competitors, 20 chefs from all around Europe, have to make unique dishes from the official ingredients of the event:

  • Hungarian red deer calf – 14 portions have to be made from a saddle
  • sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus), a species of sturgeon that lives in the river Danube: 5 pieces each weighing 1-1,2 kg, and
  • its caviar (30 g).

TIP: Supporters’ Centre in the Downtown Market/Belvárosi Piac (Hold utca)

farmers' stals on the ground floor of the market in Hold StreetIf you cannot attend the competition in Hungexpo join the supporters’ centre in the market in Hold Street.

You can follow the events of the Bocuse D’or on giant projectors.

  • Farmers’ market in the morning and afternoon,
  • gastro photo exhibition,
  • good food in the eateries onthe gallery (A Séf utcája, Buja Disznók, Vörös Homár, Steamboo, MoszkvaTér)
  • live music,
  • real party feeling that await you in the market hall.

Program of the Bocuse D’or

The competition will take place on two days: each day 10-10 of the 20 competing teams will be putting their cooking skills to the test.

The Hungarian team lead by Tamás Széll, head chef of the Michelin-star awarded Onyx restaurant on Vörösmarty Square, will contest on Wednesday, 11. May.

TIP: Onyx will serve a special Bocuse D’or menu for lunch (12.00-14.30, ) and dinner (18.30-23.00) on May 10., 11., 12, 13., and 14.

The two chefs, Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló created the 8-course menu, in which only Hungarian ingredients will be used,  in honour of the event. Price of the menu: 31 900 HUF + 15 % service fee, wine list: + 21 900 HUF + 15% service fee.

Tuesday 10. May 2016

8.30 Beginning of the contest

  • Iceland
  • Austria
  • Norway
  • Bulgaria
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey

10.00 Inauguration of Sirha Budapest

13.30 Tasting of the fish dish begins

14.05 Tasting of the meat dish begins

15.45 End of tasting

17.00 Official photo of the Bocuse d’Or contest

Wednesday 11. May 2016

8.30 Beginning of the contest

  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Denmark
  • Sweden

13.30 Tasting of the fish dish begins

14.05 Tasting of the meat dish begins

16.45 End of tasting

18.00 Award Ceremony

Visit also the official websites of the Bocuse D’or Competition and the SIRHA for more information on the event.

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May 10, 2016
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Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center
Albertirsai út
Budapest, 1101
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