Vito Mory (Bistro Raposa) is “Meilleur Jeune Chef Rôtisseur 2019” for Belgium
26 march, 2019
Because gastronomy and fine dining in a convivial atmosphere is a priority for la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the Confrérie supports the training of young chefs from all over the world. And they do this by organising the annual competition ‘Meilleur Jeune Chef Rôtisseur’. This competition is the opportunity for young talents to develop and show off their culinary skills. This year, the competition took place on 25March and it was organised by Jean-Baptiste Thomaes (Château du Mylord**) – Conseiller Culinaire de La Chaîne.
The competition is held annually at regional, national and international level and is open to young cooks under 27 years old. Hotel school students, staff of the restaurateurs who are members of la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs or other restaurants, which have been approved by the Commission du Concours, can take part.
Six candidates set to work with a black box in order to create a three course menu. The prepared dishes were judged on flavour, presentation and originality.
Vito Mory scored most points for his method of working in the kitchen. The prize for the best starter, main course and dessert went to Florian De Ruyck.
Inauguration and gala dinner
No fewer than 23 new members joined the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and they were inaugurated after the competition by Albert HanKenne - Bailli Délégué de Belgique de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Membre du Conseil Magistral, Board de l’ACCR.
The gala dinner was a gastronomic menu inspired by the first menu of the Belgian Bailliage.
This exceptional evening took place in Het Gravenhof in Torhout. A prestigious enterprise, oozing authentic charm, located in the vicinity of Wijnendale Castle. The business is run by Maître Rôtisseur Stéphanie Van Den Heuvel and is known for its banqueting hall with its large rotisseurs (rotisserie).
During the gala dinner the winner was announced and he will be defending the Belgian honour during the international competition in Calgary (Canada) on 20 September 2019.
Quite a challenge awaits Vito Mory.
The competition was organised for the first time by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Switzerland in 1977. Today, the Meilleur Jeune Chef Rôtisseur has grown into an international renowned competition with ambitions of fame.