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5th February 2024

Team GB has ‘high expectations’ for 2024 Culinary Olympics

Written by: Edward Waddell
Team Manager Peter Joyner said he has ‘high expectations’ for Team GB at the Culinary Olympics, which is taking place from 2-7th February 2024 in Stuttgart.

When speaking at the Craft Guild of Chefs Business Partners Lunch, Joyner said: “We now are working hard towards the next big competition, the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The oldest, largest and most diverse cooking competition in the world, which has taken place every four years since 1900 It’s absolutely massive, with over 2,000 chefs competing over five days.

“We will be taking a team of ten chefs to Germany - It’s all about creating incredible culinary art with precision and perfection and increasingly important sustainability. We have high expectations for Stuttgart and whatever happens I feel confident that we will have a good result due to their hard work, meticulous planning and the pure talent we have within the team.”

The last IKA Culinary Olympics in 2020 saw around 1,800 participants from 67 nations produce a series of menus, with Norway taking home the gold medal for National Culinary Teams.

The Team GB members include:

  • Team Manager: Peter Joyner
  • Team Captain: Terry O’Riordan
  • Team Chef: Wayne Corbett
  • Team Chef: Simon Webb
  • Team Chef: Nicola Harper
  • Team Chef: Yoana Marinova
  • Team Chef: Grahame Wickham
  • Team Chef: Rick Owens 
  • Team Chef (pastry): Andy Saupe
  • Team Chef (pastry/artist/mentor): Indika Jayasena