MADRID, Spain, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
BICC-Beijing International Cuisine Competition
The US won Gold in the individual chef competition, and Silver in the team competition at the BICC, The Beijing International Cuisine Competition. The United Arab Emirates won Gold in the Team Competition, and Russia won Silver in the individual contest.
The international results were announced on June 21, 2012 at the Awards Gala event in the Olympic Park in Beijing, with Martin Yan as the elegant host, both in Chinese and in English. All winners received the Yi Yin Cup with the Gold Medal.
Chef Individual Competition
1 -US - Duong H.Khai, Executive Chef, Vietnamese Restaurant Ana Mandara, San Francisco.
2 -Russia - Igor Tumarkin, SIA Center of Hospitality "Europe"
3 -Thailand - Thanaphat Buapijit- Thai Terrace Restaurant-Dubai
4 -Korea - Yeo Kyungok, Le Grand Large Samsung Hotel
5 -Australia - Sean Connolly, The Grill Restaurant in Auckland, NZ.
6 -UK - Jerome Henry, Head Chef, Mossiman's London.
7 -France - Cyril Rouquet, Louvre Bouteille , Paris
Chef Team Competition
1 -UAE - The Emirates Culinary Team, President Uwe Micheel.
2 -US - Le Cordon Bleu North America, Coach Edward G.Leonard.
3 -Singapore - Tunglok Group Team
4 -Peru - Universidad San Martin de Porres, Chef Augusto Buitron
5 -Bangladesh - Mr.Kuma, Tasneem-E-Ferdous.
6.-Indonesia - Taipan Restaurant Team
7- Tunisia - The Tunisia Culinary Team, Coach Zouhair Ben Jemaa
8 -Chile - Gourmet Patagonia Team, Coach Francisco Fantini
Chefs from 34 countries were present at BICC.
The Chinese Chefs Competition
The Chinese chefs competition was separate. Two thousand chefs from mainland China participated in the first eliminations stages, with two hundred chefs in the final, June 19 and 20 at Beijing Olympic Park. The President of the Chinese Jury was Chef Da Dong.
The public was enthusiastic, and highly competent. By 10.25 am on the first day there was already a crowd of 10.000. The foreigners were impressed by their deep interest, their support and kindness to all visitors from outside China. There are no boarders for gastronomy.
The event was organized by the East Eat Group, with Gourmand International coordinating the international participation. It was filmed by China Food Television, with live broadcast throughout China.
SOURCE Gourmand Books