Iceland awarded bronze at Bocuse d‘Or

Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson competed on Iceland’s behalf in Bocuse d’Or yesterday, one of the most prestigious culinary competition in the world. The competition takes place every other year in Lyon, France. Andrésson took home the bronze medal, a success that has only once been matched by an Icelandic chef back in 2001.

A large group of Icelandic supporters travelled to France to watch the competition. The group was easily identifiable in the audience, all clad in matching blue and red t-shirts, some of them wearing Viking helmets. The group even composed their own motivational lyrics to Icelandic folk songs to show their support, according to Veitingageirinn.

Andrésson has been up front in the Icelandic culinary scenes over the last few years. He was named the Nordic Chef of the Year in 2014, Icelandic Chef of the Year in 2013 and has been a member of the Icelandic National Culinary Team since 2009.

He has participated in Bocuse d’Or twice before as an assistant. Reaching fifth place in 2005 as an assistant to Ragnar Ómarsson and eighth place in 2009 as an assistant to Friðgeir Ingi Friðgeirsson.

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