Since 2008, the Foundation’s mission has been to identify and support talented young American chefs, and to train the best of them to represent the United States at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France. In January 2015, following several years of hard work, Team USA won the Silver Bocuse and proudly stood on the podium for the first time ever. Then two years later in January 2017, Team USA realized the Foundation’s ultimate goal of winning the Gold Bocuse.
As we enter our 10th year, we are focused on continuing the momentum of our achievements of the past decade. The Foundation is committed to further establishing our legacy by introducing larger numbers of aspiring young cooks to the Bocuse d’Or. Our Young Chef and Commis Competitions, launched in 2014 and 2016, allow us to recognize outstanding young chefs who have the potential to one day represent Team USA in the Bocuse d’Or. We are excited and proud to announce our 5th annual Young Chef Competition and our 3rd annual Commis Competition, which will provide the winners of each with the opportunity to travel to Lyon in January 2019 to support Team USA.