ment’or BKB is a leading nonprofit organization devoted to INSPIRING CULINARY EXCELLENCE in young professionals and preserving the traditions and quality of cuisine in America.

Our aim is to build a sustainable community of young American professionals 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 individuals more meaningful and successful by offering them unique educational opportunities, internships and access to a Culinary Council of established mentors.

Our programs and services are focused on:
Offering Grants as continuing educational 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 most promising young chefs to represent the Bocuse d’Or Team USA at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition.

The Foundation funds these programs and services through donations, sponsorships and unique special events. To learn more about our nonprofit Foundation and programs and services