Gosset Matchmakers 2023
CHAMPAGNE GOSSET INVITES YOU TO ENTER GOSSET MATCHMAKERS, A FOOD AND WINE PAIRING COMPETITION FOR RISING CHEFS AND SOMMELIERS.
The competition, now in its eighth year, represents the pinnacle of Champagne and gastronomy pairing. This year’s competition will, once again, attract the very best contestants, in a continued partnership with Le Cordon Bleu London with new 2023 partners The Sommelier Edit and London Wine Fair.
The competition recognises and awards up-and-coming sommelier and chef partnerships who create perfect food and wine pairings in restaurants and other eateries all over the country.
This year Champagne Gosset continues to set the bar high, with a challenge to create one innovative dish to match with one of Gosset’s fine champagnes, Gosset Grand Rosé. Entrants must use Gosset Grand Rosé, ensuring the champagne is a perfect match with the creation they choose to present.
The winners of the competition receive an all expenses paid visit to Champagne Gosset’s headquarters in Epernay and the title of Gosset Matchmaker 2023.
Important dates and information
The 2023 Gosset Matchmakers Competition – how to win
15th May, London Wine Fair
Apply online to take part
30th June, 2023
End of July 2023
Cord by Le Cordon Bleu
18th September, 2023
HOW IT WORKS
Gosset Matchmakers is a competition for rising chefs and sommeliers with fewer than five years professional experience.
Teams are invited to submit an imaginative and innovative food pairing with Gosset Grand Rosé.
Five finalists will be invited to Cord by Le Cordon Bleu to prepare and present their pairing. On the day they will be asked to respond to a mystery wine and box of ingredients to create a second dish to further demonstrate their creativity and ability to work as a team under pressure.
For a full list of the competition rules please refer to the rules page on this website.
Experienced judging panel
Our 2023 panel of judges includes Matthieu Longuere MS from Le Cordon Bleu, Melody Wong from The Peninsula London, Luciana Berry winner of Top Chef Brazil and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Bertrand Verduzier from Champagne Gosset and Will Oatley from Louis Latour Agencies.
For more information, including details of judges from previous editions of the competition visit our judges page.
Gosset Matchmakers 2023
The food and wine pairing competition recognising rising chefs and sommeliers