Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

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 Best Wishes for A Happy New Year!

We wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for helping to make the dreams of many young chefs’ come true.  Contributions from generous friends and supporters, like you, have helped us achieve so much, and with your continued aid, we hope to accomplish even more in 2018!

On January 25, 2017, Team USA won the Gold Medal for the first time ever at the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon! Your funds provide Team USA with all their training and equipment needs.  We are currently raising money for a dedicated training kitchen at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA. With this replica kitchen, the team will be able to train as they would on competition day. 

Our Ment’or Grant Program for Continuing Education awards internships (“stage”) so young cooks can gain the skills and experiences needed to further their careers. Since the program launched, we have awarded close to $1 million in stage experiences to young chefs around the country. Recipients earn a one to two-month grant to cover housing, transportation, and salary.  These unique opportunities have provided the necessary funds and mentorships previously unavailable to them. 

Our Young Chef & Commis Competitions recognize outstanding young cooks, who have the potential to one-day represent Bocuse d’Or Team USA.  Funds raised for these two competitions contribute not only to vital expenses needed for ingredients, equipment and travel, but more importantly access to a network of America’s best chefs and mentors.

To make a donation today, please click here or visit mentorbkb.org/donate.

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