New Orleans to serve as host city June 11-13, 2024

We are excited to announce The Americas selections of the Pastry World Cup and the Bocuse d’Or will be held for the first time in the United States in 2024. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host the two continental selections of the most prestigious international culinary and pastry competitions June 11, 12 and 13, 2024, showcasing the best pastry chefs and cooks from all over the American continent.


A natural choice, New Orleans, marked by its French and Spanish influences has a rich and varied culinary heritage that brilliantly reflects the diversity of its history and culture. As a culinary mecca,  it is no surprise many local restaurants and chefs are honored each year by the James Beard Foundation, one of the most prestigious gastronomic awards in America. This year, New Orleans was also named Best Food Destination in the US by Tripadvisor as part of the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards, making this city an obvious choice to host these two culinary competitions.

“New Orleans is a world-class culinary destination and renowned as a city where champions of all kinds are crowned,” said Walt Leger III, President and CEO, New Orleans & Company. “We are honored that New Orleans has been selected as the host city for the Bocuse d’Or Americas and the Americas selections of the Pastry World Cup in June 2024, becoming the first city in the United States to host this event.

“It is a testament to our culinary community and the international reputation our city enjoys for the unique, one-of-a-kind cuisine we showcase across our dining landscape, including classic restaurants operated for generations by legendary families, innovative fine dining, and passionate chefs in kitchens of all sizes and genres. We are ready to celebrate and welcome chefs from around the world to the greatest food city in America,” added Leger.

It all begins on June 11 when up to eight countries from North and South America take part in the Americas selection of the Pastry World Cup. The three teams on the podium will qualify for the Grand Finale which will take place during Sirha Lyon® in January 2025.

A new feature of this cycle will be an emblematic dessert of the country hosting the continental selections. The candidate teams will have to work around a staple American dessert, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Then off to Europe! The European Selection of the Pastry World Cup begins January 21 and 22, 2024 during Sirha Europain® in Paris. The competition will see eight major European nations compete, including France, Italy and Belgium, and the three best teams will qualify for the Grand Finale. To discover all the competing teams: click here.

The Bocuse d’Or Europe will be held on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday March 20, 2024, in Trondheim, Norway. Of the 20 nations taking part, including France, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as emerging nations such as Estonia, Latvia and Poland, only 10 will qualify for the Grand Finale in January 2025, during Sirha Lyon®.

Through the international competitions Bocuse d’Or and Pastry World Cup, Sirha Food® highlight and bring together different gastronomic and pastry-making cultures from all around the world. Each edition is an opportunity to discover new generations of chefs who are keen to enhance their culinary heritage through their excellence, commitment and technical skills.

Cuisineist is very honored to attend this prestigious event on the ground and in person.  You can look forward to experiencing this world class event with us “LIVE” from New Orleans!  Watch our social media channels for updates.