"The Julabo circulatorwill be the most important equipment I will be bringing with me to the Bocuse d’Or competition in 2013."
— Alex Chen, Winner of Canadian Bocuse d’Or Executive Chef of The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows
Canadian chef Alex Chen earned a 9th-place finish at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or cooking competition, an event widely heralded as the culinary Olympics.The 35-year-old British Columbia-based Chen was among the chefs from 24 countries who faced off in the biennial contest.The equipment and supplies he took to France included a $15,000 platter designed for him on which his fish creation was presented and his fusionchef immersion circulator. In 1999, Canadian Robert Sulatycky placed 4th at the event, earning the best-ever finish for a North American chef. Sulatycky mentored Chen during preparation for this year’s event.