In light of the culinary Olympics that are taking place tomorrow, I've been brushing up quite a bit on my Bocuse d'Or knowledge. Not only did I gather insights from returning contender Percy Whatley, but I just finished Knives at Dawn, journalist Andrew Friedman's in-depth account of America's quest to win the 2009 competition. Armed with tons of fun competition trivia, I thought I'd see how fast you can race to the finish with these facts. How high can you score on the Bocuse d'Or? Take my quiz to find out!
How High Can You Score on the Bocuse d'Or?
Where does the Bocuse d'Or world competition take place?
T/F: The worldwide Bocuse d'Or takes place at a food and trade expo.
What did the United States place at the last Bocuse d'Or, in 2009?
Who was not a member of Bocuse d'Or USA's media advisory board?
T/F: Paul Bocuse knows the results of the Bocuse d'Or competition before anyone else.
What's the highest Team USA has ever placed in the competition?
T/F: Bocuse d'Or USA board member Daniel Boulud used to work for Paul Bocuse.
Roughly how much does it cost for a chef and his commis to train and participate in the international Bocuse d'Or?
T/F: The Bocuse d'Or food has become more ornate with each passing contest.
Which country's team placed first at the 2009 Bocuse d'Or?
Timothy Hollingsworth, Team USA's last Bocuse d'Or USA candidate, worked at which restaurant?
Which famous chef is currently serving as the president of Bocuse d'Or USA?