The cooking competition Olivier Roellinger, branded by the world-famous French chef, was launched by SeaWeb Europe, FERRANDI Paris, Yvon Bourges Catering School in Dinard and Relais & Châteaux and aims to promote sustainability, preserve endangered marine life, fish and other species. Although previously the competition was attended only by young French and Spanish chefs, in 2016, for the first time, the organisers extended the semi-finals to European level with the participation of 30 countries.
In 2016 the East European finals Fanni Czompa, BBS FCHT the Bachelor's program of Tourism and Catering Specialized in Catering and Hotel Management featured student, successfully and has been in the top three competitors, and in 2017 Daniel Szucs, also BBS FCHT 3rd year student of the Bachelor's program of Tourism and Catering Specialized in Catering and Hotel Management represented Hungary and confidently won the Eastern European section.
Due to the success of the Hungarian competitors, with the agreement of the idea owner and the supporting organisations, the final of the Eastern European section of the Olivier Roellinger cooking competition took place in 2018 in the kitchenette and educational restaurants of BBS FCHT. Participants in the international competition came from Finland, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia and Serbia. The first-place winner of the competition was the Finnish rider, the podium second and in third place were two BBS FCHT students, Barbara Ramocsai and Norbert Csukás. In 2019, our faculty again organised the competition, in which Martin Pacsai FCHT student won first place.
The opportunity to organise and conduct the 2020 competition was again won by our faculty, but this was thwarted by the restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic.