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Idris Caldora to support Adam Bennett's Bocuse d'Or push

11 March 2014 by
Idris Caldora to support Adam Bennett's Bocuse d'Or push

Chef Idris Caldora is to support Adam Bennett when he competes for his place in the Bocuse d'Or world final on 8 May.

The 1999 candidate will assist Bennett, head chef at the Cross in Kenilworth, as he attempts to improve on his achievements last year.

In 2013 he achieved the best ever result for a UK candidate, supported by fellow Simpsons chef and 2013 Acorn Award winner Kristian Curtis. Team UK brought home the meat and commis prizes, as well as placing fourth out of 24 countries.

This year Bennett will be competing with commis chef Josh Allen, who is also from the Cross.

The heats will take place in Stockholm during Gastronoord, Sweden's larges culinary exhibition. Chefs from 20 counties will compete over the two days, with 12 progressing to the world final in Lyon in January 2015.

Each team must prepare a fish plate using coal fish, Belon oysters and blue mussels and a meat course using ham on the bone and the trotters of Swedish young pigs, along with either the blood or hog casing.

Nick Vadis, Bennett's former coach, remains a key part of the team.

BOCUSE D'OR UK TEAM MEMBERS
Brian Turner - President and juror
Adam Bennett - Candidate
Josh Allen - Commis chef
Idris Caldora - Coach
Nick Vadis - Logistics and gastronomy
John Williams - Logistics and gastronomy
Andreas Antona - creation and growth of the Bocuse d'Or National Academy and preparation for 2018 European qualification
Michelle Diederichs - promotion, admin and fundraising

Adam Bennett achieves double success at British Culinary Federation Awards

Adam Bennett takes on Bocuse d'Or for second time

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