The Young Chef Competition launched in 2014 to recognize outstanding young chefs throughout the country. Selected candidates and their assistants compete in a 2 hour and 35-minute live cooking competition in front of a panel of esteemed chef judges from across the country, scoring on taste, presentation and kitchen organization. Winners will earn the coveted opportunity to travel to Lyon, France with the Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2019, as they compete to defend their gold win from the 2017 competition.
The third annual Commis competition will also be returning this year to continue to inspire those beginning their culinary careers and to introduce these talents to the world’s competition of the Bocuse d’Or. Commis candidates will compete in an hour and a half live cooking competition and will be judged by the same panel of chef judges on excellence in overall taste, presentation and kitchen organization.
Candidates of both the Young Chef Competition and the Commis competition will be paired with advisors from the ment’or culinary council, including previous Bocuse d’Or competitors to guide them throughout their training. Winners will have the choice of a cash prize or the opportunity to travel to Lyon, France to watch and cheer on Team USA 2019 Chefs Matthew Kirkley and Mimi Chen at the Bocuse d’Or 2019 Finals.
Applications are available now and will be accepted through August 6, 2018.