The Hungarian team has finished third at the world's most prestigious chef championship, the Bocuse D'Or in Lyon, France. The winner turned out to be Denmark, Norway was runner-up.
As for the special prizes, the one for social commitment went to the Mexican team, Norway won the best commis (assistant) prize, Sweden was awarded for the best fish bowl, the best plate theme went to the French team while Japan was the favorite of the children's jury.
The Hungarian team has competed in the world finals several times before, but this is the first time they have made it to the podium. Hungary, represented by Bence Dalnoki and his commis Patrik Nyikos, qualified for the world final of 24 teams when they won a silver medal at the European finals of the Bocuse D'Or competition in Budapest in March last year.
All the candidates had to highlight monkfish for the platter test, and sublimate squash during the new "Feed The Kids" test, aimed at promoting education on eating well among the younger generations.
The 24 members of the Jury gave their verdict after five and a half hours of tests, rewarding technique, product presentation and non-waste.