Ment’or Young Chef Competition Series

2015 Young Chef Competitors 


Bergen, Matthew New York, NY

Current Employer: Lupa Osteria Romana 

New York, NY

Matthew Bergen


Dengelegi, Michael Toms River, NJ

Current Employer: Bouchon Bistro

Yountville, CA


Foden-Clark, Lee Los Angeles, CA

Current Employer: Bouchon Bistro

Beverly Hills, CA

Lee Folden-Clarke


Garcia, Mark Bronx, NY

Current Employer: Winnisook Club 

Big Indian, NY

Mark Garcia


Kneller, David Greensboro, MD

Current Employer: Bartlett Pear Inn 

Easton, MD

David Kneller



Lansing, William Redondo Beach, CA

Current Employer: The Strand House 

Manhattan Beach, CA

William Lansing


Liebchen, Torre Hackensack, NJ

Current Employer: etc. steakhouse 

Teaneck, NJ

Torre Liebchen


Loff, Max Golden Valley, MN

Current Employer: Spoon and Stable 

Minneapolis, MN

Max Loff


McCarty, Zachary Staten Island, NY

Current Employer: El Vez

New York, NY

Zachary McCarty


Medina, Angel Austin, TX

Current Employer: Fixe 

Austin, TX

Angel Medina


Tribble, Michelle Dallas, TX

Current Employer: Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Dallas, TX

Michelle Tribble


Peters, Ryan Key Largo, FL

Current Employer: Ocean Reef Club 

Key Largo, FL

Ryan Peters


Serna, Mara Houston, TX

Current Employer: Treadsack 

Houston, TX

Mara Serna


Siegel, Corey Rye, NY

Current Employer: Westchester Country Club 

Rye, NY

Corey Siegel


Stover, Skylar Napa, CA

Current Employer: Hestan 

Anaheim, CA

USA Commis Skylar STOVER


Tokarz, Tim New York, NY

Current Employer: Café Boulud 

New York, NY

Tim Tokarz