We are proud to announce Head Chef Matthew Kirkley and Commis Mimi Chen have been chosen to represent the United States as the 2019 Team USA. The Team USA selection, which was held at The Venetian for the second time, followed the Bocuse d’Or format during which the chefs had 5 hours and 35 minutes to prepare and present a platter composition and a plated dish to a panel of 21 of the ment’or chef Culinary Council members.
Additionally, on November 8, The ment’or Young Chef & Commis Competitions were held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Paris Dreibelbis and his assistant Zach Nelsen placed first for the Young Chef Competition, while Commis Ethan Hodge won the Commis competition. Each of these winners from will choose from a cash prize or the unique opportunity to train alongside 2019 Bocuse d’Or Team USA.
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