Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team USA will not attend the upcoming international cooking competition.

“With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating impact it has had on the culinary profession, Team USA regretfully announces that we will not be able to participate at the 2021 Bocuse d’Or Finale in Lyon, France. At a time when our profession has been crippled, it is important we stand up and set an example for our team, sponsors, supporters and communities regarding their safety, health, and overall well-being. As mentors in the culinary world, we also have a responsibility to both lead and support our colleagues and the broader culinary community at large. We are dedicating our efforts towards helping restore and ensure the long-term viability of our profession through our Giving Fund, as it is our duty to help those who contribute every day to our collective success.” — Young Yun, Executive Director of Ment’or, Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman of Ment’or, Chef Thomas Keller, President of Ment’or, Chef Gavin Kaysen, Team USA President, Chef Robert Sulatycky, Team USA Head Coach