The ment’or BKB Foundation’s Board of Directors and Management selected Tessier and Stover to compete based on their dedication to the craft, experience working in precise and innovative kitchens, technical expertise, and their steadfast desire to place USA on the podium in 2015.
“I’ve followed the Bocuse d’Or closely for years, and was inspired to apply after my trip to watch the competition in Lyon in January of 2013,” says Tessier. “It was there I realized that the Bocuse d’Or is not an individual competition – it is in the strength of the team that success and victory lie. It’s not just about preparing the dishes; it’s about impacting the perception of American chefs and our country on the worldwide stage. I want to unite the US in that common goal.”
Tessier currently serves as Executive Sous Chef at The French Laundry. Stover is currently the Chef de Partie at The French Laundry.
A contribution of any size to support Team USA in Lyon is greatly appreciated by their support group, ment’or BKB Foundation.
Team USA will be back with us on Saturday morning, Feb. 7th to share their experience in Lyon.
Go TEAM USA!