The Bocuse d’Or USA 2017 National Competition

Since 2008 it has been a key mission for the Foundation to enable the best young talent in America to effectively train for the privilege and honor of representing the United States at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon.  The result of that patience and determination was realized, for the first time, in 2015 when Team USA mounted the podium in Lyon and held the Silver Bocuse, garnering the recognition and respect of the international culinary community. 

Through the past seven years we have discovered the Bocuse d’Or to be not only an intensely challenging competition but also a journey of tremendous reward and opportunity for those involved.  We are now looking for the next Bocuse d’Or Team USA comprised of young American chefs who, building on the support structure, confidence and experience of our board and coaches, will show the talent, tenacity and determination to win the Bocuse d’Or in 2017.

The platform of support for the restaurants, candidates and commis pursuing this goal has never been stronger and the enclosed application reveals this in detail.  Listed below is a short list of the support and opportunity offered to each candidate:

US Competition Finalists:

$5,000 allocation to candidate to support training for the US Finals

Awards for the BDO USA Finalists:

1st Place:

$10K; awarded Team Captain of BDO USA 2017

2nd Place:

$7.5K; candidate awarded all expenses paid trip to the Bocuse d’Or Finals 2017

Best Commis:

A $5,00 Grant. 

Bocuse d’Or USA Finalist: 

Salary paid by ment’Or for the 2016/17 training year for both Candidate & Commis

Coverage of expenses to relocate team to the Bocuse d’Or training center in Northern California

Full support of coaching team led by Philip Tessier and Gavin Kaysen

Two sponsored assistants from September 2016 through the final

This is an opportunity of a lifetime and we hope you join us as we continue to make culinary history for the United States and keep inspiring the next generation of great American chefs. We have never been more poised than we are today to reach to the highest level at the Bocuse d’Or and lift the gold in 2017.  


Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the program.