AFRICAN CULINARY IDENTITY CELEBRATED IN DAKHLA (MOROCCO)
CONTINENTAL SELECTIONS FOR THE BOCUSE D'OR AND THE PASTRY WORLD CUP ON SEPTEMBER 9th AND 10th, 2022
On 9th and 10th September, Morocco will host the African selections of the Bocuse d'Or and the Pastry World Cup. Dakhla, a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean opening onto sub-Saharan Africa, will be the venue for these two international culinary competitions, which will highlight the best chefs and pastry chefs from African territories.
« The Bocuse d'Or Africa and the Pastry World Cup African selection are an opportunity for African chefs to showcase their gastronomy. We strongly believe that the promotion of African gastronomy goes through the promotion of the African chef. It is also an opportunity to bring new flavours to the World Finals. » warns Kamal Rahal, president of the competitions.
« We are very happy to renew our relationship with the African selections of the Bocuse d'Or and the Pastry World Cup in the beautiful city of Dakhla. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the growing place of African gastronomy on the international scene. Congratulations to the Rahal events team and good luck to all our candidates! », react Florent Suplisson, gastronomic events Director for GL events.
These continental selections will be the occasion to welcome for the first time on these competitions the teams of Mauritius, which thus join the big families of the Pastry World Cup and the Bocuse d'Or.
The Bocuse d'Or opens these two days of competition on Friday 9th September. Of the 7 teams competing at the Bocuse d'Or, 2 will be selected for the Grand Final scheduled for January 2023 during the next edition of Sirha Lyon. The competition will start at regular intervals from 9:00 am, and the teams will have 5 hours and 35 minutes to create two themes, one on a plate and another on a platter.
The candidates and their commis will have to imagine a seam bream based plate to which they can add products such as prawns, lobsters or oysters. The chefs will have to sublimate these products by creating a recipe that combines vegetables and animal proteins. For the platter theme, the candidates will have to propose a platter highlighting the lamb saddle, accompanied by three side dishes, one of which must be emblematic of the team's country.
DISCOVER THE CANDIDATES FOR THE BOCUSE D'OR
In running order
GHANA – Benjamin Mensah
MAURITIUS – Kritesh Halkory
SENEGAL – Mbaye Sambe
TUNISIA – Marwen Younssi
BURKINA FASO – Adama Ernest Dakoure
EGYPT – Shehab Medhat
MOROCCO – Faical Zahraoui
The selections for the Pastry World Cup will take place on Saturday 10th September from 6:30 am. The 8 competing teams, each composed of two candidates and a coach, will compete during 5 hours of technical tests to obtain one of the three places for the Grand Final 2023 to be held during the Sirha Lyon fairtrade.
Initiated at the 2021 Grand Final, this year the restaurant dessert was included in the tasting rounds of the continental selections. The presentation, composition and service of these seven desserts is up to the candidates who will be judged by a jury of renowned pastry chefs and cooks, composed specifically for this event.
The candidates will also have to make twelve frozen lollipops (in the shape, colour and composition of their choice), two frozen fruit entremets and finally two 145 cm artistic pieces (one in sugar and one in chocolate).
DISCOVER THE CANDIDATES FOR THE WORLD CUP OF PASTRY
In running order
BURKINA FASO – Nana Hassamy / Ilboudo Prosper
IVORY COAST – Konate Adama / N'Dri N'Dri Donatien
EGYPT – Ahmed Aboubakr / Marzouk Marzouk
SENEGAL – Cherif Younouss Salomon / Amadou Badji
GHANA – Isaac Danso / Fred Brown
MAURITIUS – Lasbastide Stephane / Pravesh Gookhoola
TUNISIA – Al Moez Krid / Hamed Bechir
MOROCCO – Abdelkader Ejjatioui / Ali Gousaid
> 9th et 10th September 2022 - Dakhla, Morocco.
> Award ceremony of Bocuse d'Or Africa - Friday 9th September from 5:30 pm
> Award ceremony of the World Pastry Cup Africa Selection - Saturday 10th September from 6:00 pm
> Watch the live stream of the competitions at the following links: