The James Beard Foundation would like to congratulate Team USA for winning silver at the 2015 Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France. For the first time ever, the Americans reached the coveted podium, jumping well above their seventh-place finish in the 2013 event. Norway took top honors, while Sweden finished third.
French Laundry executive sous chef Philip Tessier and commis Skylar Stover represented the United States in Lyon. JBF Award winners Gavin Kaysen and Dave Beran coached the duo, who painstakingly cooked and plated the competition's required meat and fish platters before hundreds of rowdy spectators. Team USA competed against 23 other nations.
Often described as the "Olympics of the culinary world," the Bocuse d'Or competition takes place in Lyon every two years. Learn more at bocusedor.com.