The world’s oldest watch brand attracts the leading lights in the world of gourmet cuisine. An impressive array of chefs totalling 80 Michelin stars between them took a seat at the Blancpain table during the recent Bocuse d’Or 2009 in Lyon. These included Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse, Joël Robuchon, Georges Blanc, Paul Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, etc., as well as Philippe Rochat and Roland Pierroz of Switzerland (see pictures). As ever, Blancpain – official timekeeper of the World Cuisine Contest – is proud to share the values of passion, emotion and authenticity characteristic of both Haute Horlogerie and Gourmet Cuisine. Enthusiasts are already looking forward to the Bocuse d’Or Europe, to be held in Geneva on June 30th and July 1st 2010.The world’s greatest chefs meet and mingleList of attending chefs:Joël Robuchon: 24 stars
Alain Ducasse: 14 stars
Thomas Keller: 6 stars
Philippe Rochat, Anne-Sophie Pic, Georges Blan, Paul Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, Juan Mari Arzak, Hiroyuki Hiramatsu: 3 stars
René Redzepi, Christian Bourillot, Mathias Dahlgren: 2 stars
Roland Pierroz,Guy Lassausaie, Pierre Orsi, Christian Tetedoie, Dimitri Demjanov, Jarmo Vaha-Savo, Léa Linster, Eyvind Hellstrom, André Van Doorn: 1 star