The search is on to find the Belgian’s best sommelier and chef team to win the Belgian Copa Jerez 2022 competition.

Chefs and sommeliers at restaurants across Belgian are invited to enter the world’s top competition for Sherry.

Deadline for full menu entries: 30/09/22 – SUBSCRIBE HERE

To take part the team need to work together to create an inventive three-course Sherry-themed menu that will amaze the judges at the Belgian finals of the 2022 Copa Jerez.

The winning Belgian team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Sherry region of Jerez, and will represent Belgian at the International Competition of Gastronomy and Sherry Pairing, to be held in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in October 2023, where they will compete alongside other finalists from the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Spain.

After an exciting IX edition of the Copa Jerez International Final 2021, the winner of this edition was our Belgian team, represented by sommelier Paul-Henri Cuvelier and chef Fabian Bail, from Paul de Pierre restaurant in Maarkedal.

The winning Belgian team’s pairing menu was so convincing that the jury reached an unanimous decision. An unprecedented achievement at this top gastronomic competition.
They went home with the three main prizes:

  • Overall Winner International Finals Copa Jerez 2021 – (Ganador IX Copa Jerez – Meja Menu Maridaje)
  • Best Chef – International Finals Copa Jerez 2021
  • Best Sommelier – International Finals Copa Jerez 2021

Deadline for full menu entries: 30/09/22 – SUBSCRIBE HERE

  • The Three teams will be selected to compete in de Belgian finals and will be notified by email before Monday 10/10/22.
  • The Belgian finals take place on Monday 14 November 2022 @ Rosval Antwerp.
  • The Belgian winner will be announced @ Chef’s Place (Horeca Expo) on Monday 21/11/22 in the presence of César Saldaña, president of the Consejo Regulador de Jerez y Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
  • Copa Jerez International finals in Sherry: from 1st until 4th of October 2023.

Do you have questions contact info@winewise.be, we are here to support you with this challenge.
We are looking forward to know who will be the Belgian representative for the 10th Copa Jerez edition!