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Celebrate ment’or and Young Chefs In America – Las Vegas Events

Please join Chef Hosts Daniel BouludThomas Keller, Jérôme Bocuse, and Gavin Kaysen for an exciting day of culinary competition and celebrations on Wednesday, December 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are excited to return to Las Vegas for our annual Ment’or Young Chef & Commis Competitions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  After watching a full day of competition, we invite you to join us for our 10 year anniversary celebration dinner.  This curated dinner is a tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest chefs of our time, and will be held at Bouchon Bistro on the evening of December 12th. 

This is an unforgettable opportunity to dine with some of the best chefs in America and to recognize the future generation of great chefs.  Please see below for all available ticketing options.

2018 Young Chef & Commis Competition

As we continue to build our legacy and introduce more aspiring young cooks to the Bocuse d’Or, we are proud to present our 2018 Young Chef and Commis Competitions. These events help identify up-and-coming culinary leaders and provide them with the incredible opportunity to travel to Lyon, France and support team USA at the 2019 Bocuse d’Or Finale in January.

On December 12th, you can cheer on seven Young Chef teams and five Commis candidates, as they compete in front of a panel of esteemed chefs from the Foundation’s Culinary Council. 

Chef judges include Paul Bartolotta (The Bartolotta Restaurants), Justin Cogley (Aubergine), Gerard Craft (Niche Food Group), Olivier Dubreuil (The Venetian Palazzo Resort), Chris Hastings (Hot & Hot Fish Club), Michelle Karr-Ueoka (MW Restaurant), Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Roland Passot (La Folie), Mathew Peters (Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2017 Gold Medalist), Francis Reynard (Chileno Bay Club & Dune Deck Beach Club), Rich Rosendale (Roots 657), Curtis Stone (Stones Restaurant Group), Philip Tessier (Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2015 Silver Medalist; Hestan).

Young Chef Candidates:

Commis Candidates:

Event Details:
8:30am | Guest Arrival
11:35 – 1:20pm | Young Chef Team Presentations
1:50 – 3:05pm | Commis Candidate Presentations
3:45 – 4:15pm | Young Chef & Commis Competition Awards

For available tickets and package options, click here
Ticket packages include two-night accommodations at the Palazzo Resort

10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Honoring Monsieur Paul Bocuse

Following the competitions there will be a celebration event on the evening of December 12th with featured chefs Paul Bartolotta, Justin Cogley, Timothy Hollingsworth, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Mathew Peters, Rich Rosendale and Philip Tessier preparing a special menu honoring Chef Paul Bocuse. The festivities will begin with a 45-minute cocktail reception beginning at 7:15pm with passed canapés, followed by a four-course menu.

Event Details:
7:15pm | Cocktails & Canapés
8:00-10:30pm | Four-Course Dinner

For available tickets and package options, click here
Ticket packages include two-night accommodations at the Palazzo Resort

If you are unable to attend these events but would like to support the program by making a contribution to ment’or, please click here.

Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non-refundable and proceeds will be donated to ment’or. Please consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility. Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol; please drink responsibly. Details and chefs are subject to change.
Ment’or has been recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations will be tax deductible and may be disclosed to the IRS.