Bocuse d'Or USA Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Competition
JBF EditorsJBF Editors
May 31, 2013
Think you have what it takes to represent America at the world's most prestigious culinary competition? The Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation is now taking applications for a coveted spot on Team USA, which will go on to compete at the next Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France in 2015. The entry period ends June 30.
Led by our friends Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jerome Bocuse, the foundation will invite eight applicants to audition for the team this fall, with two possible outcomes: one competitor, along with his or her commis, may be chosen to advance directly to Lyon, or the directors could select four finalists to compete in a national competition in 2014. In the latter scenario, the winner of the national contest will go on to represent the United States at the Bocuse d'Or.
The previous four chefs to represent America at the Bocuse d'Or were Richard Rosendale of the Greenbrier (2013); James Kent of Eleven Madison Park (2011); JBF Award winner Timothy Hollingsworth, formerly of the French Laundry (2009); and JBF Award winner Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud (2007). A number of JBF Award winners, including Grant Achatz, Daniel Humm, and Emeril Lagasse, sit on the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation's culinary council.