MENT'OR YOUNG CHEF & COMMIS COMPETITIONS

Competition Format

Competitors must develop a unique recipe based on the featured protein. Young Chef Candidates must select an assistant to train and compete with, and will have 2 hours and 35 minutes to cook and plate 10 tasting size portions of the dish; Commis candidates will have 90 minutes.  All competitors will be paired with mentors from the Foundation’s Culinary Council or previous Bocuse d’Or Team USA representatives, to provide guidance during their training.  A panel of renowned chefs drawn from the Foundation's Culinary Council will serve as jury members at the competition. Judges will evaluate each team's/candidate's preparation of the selected protein, which will be announced upon selection of the finalists.  Candidates will be evaluated on excellence in overall taste, presentation and kitchen organization.


Prizes

Winners will have the choice of a cash prize or the opportunity to stage with Team USA 2021. (please note that ment'or may issue IRS forms to prize winner if required by law).


Guidelines & Application Materials

YOUNG CHEF (TEAM) COMPETITION COMMIS (INDIVIDUAL) COMPETITION
    • Applicant must be an American citizen
    • Applicant must be between 22 and 28 years of age at the date of the competition
    • Applicant must have at least 3 years of kitchen restaurant experience 
    • An assistant must be selected by the chef applicant and must be an American citizen, 24 years of age or younger at the time of the competition
    • Young Chef teams will have 2 hours and 35 minutes to cook and plate 10 tasting-size portions of their dish, based on the selected protein
  • Applicant must be an American citizen           
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or younger at the date of the competition
  • Candidate selected for the Commis Competition cannot participate as an assistant for the Young Chef Competition.
  • Commis candidates will have 90 minutes to cook and plate 10 tasting-size portions of their dish, based on the selected protein

 

  • Applications for the 2019 Young Chef & Commis Competitions will be released in Spring 2019.
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If you have any questions, please email Rebecca O'Neill, Competitions Manager, at rebecca.oneill@mentorbkb.org.