The James Beard Foundation would like to congratulate Team USA, who, for the first time in history of the biennial Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, won gold at the event yesterday in Lyon, France. Coached by JBF Award winners Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Gavin Kaysen, the American team members are Per Se’s executive sous chef Mathew Peters and commis Harrison Turone. Teams from 24 countries were charged with preparing an interpretation of the Lyonnaise dish poulet de bresse aux écrevisses, as well as a vegan dish. At the previous competition in 2014, Team USA won silver.
Learn more about the Bocuse d’Or competition.