The Foundation, established in 2008, is devoted to INSPIRING CULINARY EXCELLENCE in young professionals and preserving the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America.
Our aim is to build a sustainable community of young American chefs that are knowledgeable and confident in their career pursuits and will be life-long ambassadors of quality and excellence in the world of gastronomy. The organization is dedicated to making the careers of serious young chefs more meaningful and successful by offering them educational scholarships, internships and access to a Culinary Council of established professionals.
The most promising young professionals will have the opportunity to compete and represent the United States in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition held in Lyon, France every two years.
The Foundation funds the competitions and scholarships through sponsorships and unique special events for distinguished consumers who are passionate about celebrating the traditions and innovations of classic cuisine.