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Electrolux bring 90 years of Culinary Expertise to Film Festival de Cannes


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Electrolux bring 90 years of Culinary Expertise to “the most important annual dinner in France” at Film Festival de Cannes with award-winning partner chefs.

The Electrolux Agora Pavilion will host the official 2012 Film Festival de Cannes Opening Gala Dinner and the Jury Deliberation Lunches. The former of these is considered “the most important annual dinner in France” by Electrolux partner chef and two Michelin starred holder, Bruno Oger.

“The gala dinner experience at Film Festival de Cannes demands chefs that can achieve the highest possible standards.” says Frederique Pirenne, Electrolux PR Director Europe. “The partner chefs that Electrolux are bringing to Cannes have won their titles and risen to global prominence by relying on the same appliances as those installed within the Electrolux Agora Pavillion, ensuring they have the support in place with which to confidently perform outside their trusted habitat.”

Award Winning Chefs at Film Festival de Cannes 2012

As the supplier of choice to 50% of Europe’s Michelin starred restaurants, Electrolux will bring together three award winning chefs they support on a daily basis within their professional kitchens, including two Michelin Star winner Bruno Oger (France); Bocuse d’Or Gold winner Rasmus Kofoed (Denmark); and Bocuse d’Or Silver winner Tommy Myllymaki (Sweden), who will work alongside respected sommelier Jens Dolk (Sweden).  The chefs will cook for A-list guests including Ewan McGregor, Diane Kruger and Jean Paul Gaultier – all of whom are on this year’s Festival Jury.

Electrolux at Cannes

The Electrolux Agora Pavillion is the largest temporary structure along the Croisette and was built over 2 weeks by 51 people, equating to almost 200 man hours.  The Agora is held down by 21 three ton blocks of concrete, twice as much concrete than all the other pavilions in the Marché de Film (excluding Canal+), and dug 7-8 metres into the ground.

Electrolux Bring Award Winning Chefs to Cannes:

Rasmus Kofoed

Rasmus Kofoed (winner of Bocuse d’Or and 1 Michelin Star) is Head Chef and co-owner of Geranium in Copenhagen. Rasmus’s cooking style reflects his Scandinavian roots and he looks to the natural world to involve all the senses in the appreciation of food. Light, lucid and dynamic, Rasmus’s vision has led to his restaurant featuring in the Top 50 Best Restaurants in the World 2012 as well as earning him the prestigious Gold Medal in the Bocuse d’Or, the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games.

Bruno Oger

Bruno Oger (2 Michelin Stars and winner of Best French Chef of the Year) is an internationally-renowned  French chef, and his food offers taste, passion, pleasure and imagination, inspired by Mediterranean flavours and local produce. Entrusted with the kitchens of the Majestic Hotel at the age of 29, Bruno was awarded his first 2 Michelin stars.  When he opened his first restaurant, the prestigious Villa Archangel, he achieved the rare feat of earning two Michelin stars directly. Villa Archangel is now a stalwart of elegant Cannes dining.

Tommy Myllymaki

Tommy Myllymaki became Swedish Chef of the Year in 2007 and won the prestigious Bocuse Silver in Lyon on 26 January 2011.
As head chef and/or part owner of several establishments around his native Katrineholm, Sweden, Tommy focuses on using different local produce from across the Swedish nation to surprise his guests with unexplored combinations of authentic and pure Scandinavian flavors.

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