Ment’or is pleased to announce the inaugural Young Chef Competition series!
Aspiring young chefs are invited to apply to compete. To learn more, click here.

In 2008, Chefs Jérôme Bocuse, Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller formed The Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation. The mission of the nonprofit Foundation was to inspire culinary excellence in young professionals and to preserve the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America. As we have grown over the years, our focus has remained intact and the significance of mentorship in the culinary profession has increased. We remain dedicated to making culinary careers of serious young professionals more meaningful and successful by offering unique educational opportunities. To better reflect the role and vision of the Foundation, we have changed our name to ment’or BKB.

  • Our programs and services are focused on:
  • Offering Grants as continuing education opportunities for culinary professionals looking to expand their education and skill set
  • Identifying and promoting young chefs through the "Young Chef Competition Series"
  • Selecting and Training the Bocuse d’Or Team USA

ment’or BKB was founded and is currently led by Chefs Bocuse, Boulud, and Keller (hence, "BKB") and they are joined by 40 Culinary Council members across the United States that serve as mentors to help shape and inspire the next generation of great American culinary talent and to elevate the culinary arts as a whole.

To learn more about our nonprofit Foundation and our programs and services, click here.

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