Below are the contestants of the 2015 Young Chef Competition Series

 

Los Angeles

 

First Place Winner:

 

Skylar Stover, Hestan Commercial, Anaheim, CA 
Dish: Pavé of Striped Bass with charred eggplant mousse, squash blossoms, artichoke boudin, brandade croustillante, garden carrots, Niçoise olive and spinach puree with brown butter emulsion

 

Second Place Winner:

 

William Lansing, The Strand House, Manhattan Beach, CA
Dish: Striped Bass with olive mousse, fish mousse line, leek fondue, potato lyonnaise, pistou, herb velouté and fish stock

 

Chicago

 

First Place Winner:

 

Mark Garcia, Winnisook Club, Big Indian, NY
Dish: Mexican Inspired Wagyu Beef: Seared Ribeye, Braised Short Rib Tostada, Black Bean Puree, Petite Mushroom Tamale, Glazed Vegetables, Avocado-Dill Crema, Mushroom Bordelaise

 

Second Place Winner: 

 

Tim Tokarz, Café Boulud, New York, NY
Ribeye with Charred Japanese Eggplant Puree, Braised Cabbage, Miso Marrow Custard, Pate Brisee with Sauce Veronique

 

New York

 

First Place Winner:

 

Michael Dengelegi, Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, CA
Dish: Rouelle of D’Artagnan Rohan Duck: Duck Leg Pavé, Foie Gras Cromesquis, Jacobsen’s Farms Fig Farcie, Sauerkraut Marmalade, and Chanterelle Mushrooms with Spiced Duck Jus

 

Second Place Winner:

 

Corey Siegel, Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY
Dish: Mustard Glazed Rohan Duck Breast, Foie “Pot Pie” Fritter, Duck Skin and Potato Crumble, Sweet Corn, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Celery Root Puree, Brussels Sprouts, Cognac Jus

 

Houston

 

First Place Winner:

 

Lee Foden-Clarke, Bouchon Bistro, Beverly Hills, CA
Dish: Rolled Loin of Lamb With Potato Cylinder, Braised Lamb Osso Buco, Sunchoke Puree, Chestnut Puree, Braised Celeriac

 

Second Place Winner: 

 

Tyler Prieve, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis, MN
Dish: Cabbage Wrapped Lamb Crepinette With Fall Flavors, Sweet Potato Purée, Blanched Sweet Potatoes, Fried Sweet Potato Threads, Braised Lamb Shank In Feuille de Brick, Blanched Brussels Sprouts, Mushroom Conserva, Smoked Charred Pickles, Pearl Onions, Sweet Potatoes With Lamb Jus.