The Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, is the world’s most prestigious cooking competition. It is a contest Scott Pickett regards with special affection, having competed himself in 2005 and now a jury member for the Australian team.

In January, Australian candidate Alex McIntosh will compete in Lyon with the support of Commis Chef Tristan Spain and the Australian team.

Join us at Matilda to wish our team well with a fundraiser canapé party. Guests will celebrate with Bocuse d’Or Australia chefs including Honorary Life President Philippe Mouchel, Vice President Deepak Mishra, 2023 Candidate Alex McIntosh and his Commis Chef Tristan Spain, Jury Member Scott Pickett, President Tom Milligan, Head Coach Dan Arnold and Team Ambassador Gabriel Gaté.

Tickets include drinks, French-inspired canapés by each of the chefs and live DJ entertainment. All proceeds from the evening will go to support the team for their journey to Lyon.

Our friends at Champagne Pommery and Clos Cachet are generously providing wine for the night.

Join us to celebrate this exciting competition – one of Scott’s greatest passions and a defining pillar of his career as a Chef.

6–8pm, Monday 12th December
Matilda, 159 Domain Road South Yarra
Stand-up canapé event
Ticket: $100 + booking fee



Named after the groundbreaking French chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or is a biennial world chef championship that has been running since 1987. Frequently referred to as the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games, the event is the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, where preparation and cooking of all dishes is performed in front of a live audience.

Bocuse d’Or is to food as haute couture is to fashion or the World Cup is to football. It takes us to the pinnacle of culinary ambition and pushes the edge of innovation. – Tom Milligan, President, Bocuse d’Or Australia

To compete, contenders must first be selected in their own country, then be placed in the top five in their regional competition.

In 2005 Scott Pickett represented Australia in Lyon, achieving Australia’s best ever result at the time and 14th globally. Scott has been a passionate champion of Bocuse d’Or since he competed in 2005, having been a coach, mentor, on the culinary council and now a Jury Member for the Australian team.

In February, Alex McIntosh won the coveted ‘Golden Knife’ trophy at the Bocuse d’Or Australia 2022, and the honour of representing Team Australia on The Road to Lyon. Team Australia has submitted its entry to the Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific 2022 – a dish required to include tofu as the main protein.

“I am inspired by this land and the produce it offers, and my culinary philosophy is to honour the main element of the dish and create supporting elements that display elegance, precision and cutting-edge techniques.” – Alex McIntosh Chef, Bocuse d’Or Australia

Alex and the Australian team will attend the Bocuse d’Or Grand Final held at SIRHA expo in Lyon, 22-24 January 2023. We look forward to wishing them well!