Joshua Pelham has taken on the challenge of representing Australia in the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition.

The executive chef at RACV Cape Schanck Resort will work with commis chef Harrison Caruana from RACV City Club to compete in the Bocuse D’or Asia Pacific qualifier next year.

12 teams will participate in the event, with five pairs selected to move on to the global final which will be held in Lyon in 2021.

“I was inspired to compete for Australia one day, so this really is a dream come true,” says Pelham.

President of Bocuse d’Or Australia Tom Milligan says Pelham impressed the selection committee with his culinary skills and dedication to the craft.

“I believe he has both the tenacity and the talent for Bocuse d’Or,” he says. “Our challenge now is to maintain the momentum and show the world our incredible produce and culinary flair.”

Pelham and Caruana will now begin training with head coach Scott Pickett and a panel of senior chefs. If Pelham and Caruana are successful in the Asia Pacific qualifier, they will face 23 teams and create two courses in five and a half hours.


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