Estonia's Heidi Pinnak Places 14th in Bocuse d'Or Final

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Heidy Pinnak

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Representing Estonia in Lyon, Pinnak's team came in 14th out of the 24 nations competing in the final round of one of the world's most prestigious chef championships, reported ERR News.

Heidi Pinnak

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As the Bocuse d'Or's only female contestant, Pinnak outperformed chefs from leading culinary powerhouses Italy and Holland, improving her position by one place since her last performance in 2009.

Pinnak's team used Estonia's local ingredients including Vana Tallinn liquor, quail eggs, rye bread, juniper berries and pine shoots.  

“I want to show that Estonia has a lot to offer to the world in terms of local chefs and local cuisine inspired by local ingredients,” said Pinnak.

France claimed the top spot, followed by Denmark and Japan.

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