Half Finals – Le Cuisinier D’Or 2017

Hi Everyone – hope you’re not too hungry as you read this because believe me the pictures in this post won’t help hunger…

Yesterday saw the half finals of The Golden Cook 2017 (Le Cuisinier D’Or 2017) – Switzerland’s biggest live cooking event which takes place every 2 years – take place in the Glatt shopping center in Zurich.

Even if you don’t live in Switzerland the pictures are sure to inspire and might make you want to travel here for the finals that’ll take place June 2017 – after all some lucky spectators even get to eat the food…

12 Contestants in total for the half finals – 6 making it through to the finals. 1 woman and 11 men – was ever so proud when Elodie Manesse (from restaurant Vieux-Bois in Geneva) made it but you could really see that delicate touch to her dishes.

Here a picture tour of 6 Fish and 6 Meat dishes prepared yesterday afteroon:

Elodie Manesse (Finalist)

Restaurant Vieux-Bois, Geneva




Francois Periers

Restaurant Bayview, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva




Manuel Hotz (Finalist)

Residenz Au Lac, Bienne



Nicola Ianesi

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz




Vincent Adam

Expo Gourmet SA, Ecublens



Florian Bettschen (Finalist)

Congress Hotel Seepark, Thun




For more information about the Le Cuisinier D’Or 2017 finals taking place June 2017 check out www.cuisinierdor.ch

All photos taken by and property of Funky Forty.

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Oh what a beautiful pictures. I love to watch programs on the BBC like, the great British menu, were they make dishes that look like a painting, artwork. Just like on your pictures.

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