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Chile qualifies for the Bocuse d’Or Grand Final as the third best country in America, behind the United States and Canada

This excellent result obtained by Chile in Bocuse d’Or is added to the American title obtained by the Chilean team La Roja Dulce, which also qualified for the Grand Final of the Pastry World Cup, during the competitions held in Santiago. Chile will attend the world’s most important gastronomy championship for the fifth consecutive time. THE PODIUM OF THE BOCUSE D’OR AMERICAS 2022: 1st: United States – Jeffrey Hayashi 2nd: Canada – Samuel Sirois 3rd: Chile – Ari Zúñiga Thursday, July 14, 2022. Chile obtained the third place in the continental final of the Bocuse d’Or, the most important gastronomic contest in the world, which took place during this day in Metropolitan Santiago. Encouraged by their followers and the desire to honor their gastronomic heritage, chef Ari Zúñiga and his assistant Javier Sobarzo prepared for the starter a quinoa with potato confit, stuffed with stewed quinoa with vegetarian crunch and pickled topinambur petals. The main course, a cured salmon, stuffed with pistachio farce, wrapped in chapalele, a traditional potato dough from Chiloé. The United States, represented by Jeffrey Hayashi and his assistant Franco Fugel, won first place in these continental selections. After offering the jury an impressive culinary experience that combined a 100% vegetable theme in the quinoa and pave mushroom-based dish for the starter and roasted and confit salmon with brown butter jus and beet and pistachio garnish for the platter-served ensemble. Canada, meanwhile, finished in second place on the podium, led by chef Samuel Sirois and his assistant Léandre Legault-Vigneau, who prepared a “vegetable world” surrounded by quinoa, carrots and onions for the dish theme, and a preparation inspired by salmon spawning for the tray theme. Together with them, Colombia and Mexico, in 4th and 5th place, respectively, also qualify to go to the Grand Final of the Bocuse d’Or to be held in Lyon in January 2023. FINAL RANKING FOR THE BOCUSE D’OR AMERICAS 2022 1st- United States – Jeffrey Hayashi 2º- Canada – Samuel Sirois 3rd- Chile – Ari Zúñiga 4th- Colombia – Carlos Pájaro 5º- Mexico – Marcelo Hisaki 6º- Ecuador – José Cevallos 7º- Guatemala – Jorge Lamport 8º- Bolivia – Abrahan Salas Best Aspiring Chef Award: Colombia – Valentina Ortiz Special award for first course (quinoa): Mexico – Marcelo Hisaki Special tray award (salmon): Colombia – Carlos Pájaro During their deliberations, the 8 members of the jury wanted to reward the technique, the mastery of the products and the creativity of the recipes combining the products of the Chilean terroir with the gastronomic codes of each of the candidates. The next stage of these continental selections of the Bocuse d’Or 2022 is the Bocuse d’Or Africa, which will be held on September 9 and will define the last teams that will qualify for the grand final. The next Bocuse d’Or final will be held on January 22-23, 2023 during Sirha Lyon in France and will bring together 24 chefs from around the world from the four 2022 continental selections (Bocuse d’Or Europe, Bocuse d’Or Americas, Bocuse d’Or Africa and Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific). Contact communications: Michelle Helguero +56990162752

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