(Relaxnews) - Organizers of a competition known as the culinary Olympics have announced the order in which countries will be in the kitchen, cooking for their chance at taking home one of the most coveted gastronomic titles in the world.
For the 14th edition of the Bocuse d'Or, 24 countries from 5 continents will be competing over two days in January.
Earlier this month, organizers announced major changes to the 25-year-old competition, aimed at bringing in a more global flavor and increased spontaneity to the event which has been accused of being too Western-centric, despite its international scope. While previously competitors were able to meticulously plan out their menus, next year chefs will be challenged to improvise with local, seasonal, market ingredients, as well as create dishes that their respective culinary traditions.
Like previous editions, it's expected that the two-day competition, which takes place in Lyon, France, will also be livestreamed.
The order in which countries will be cooking was determined by a random draw. Here's when the 24 countries will be in the kitchen: