We are pleased to announce the 16 candidates who will compete in the 2015 Young Chef Competition Series! Set to kick off in Los Angeles on August 27th followed by dates in Chicago, Houston and New York City. Four chefs between the ages of 22 and 27 will compete in a Bocuse d’Or-style challenge, with the winning team in each city being awarded $10,000, which may be used to stage at the restaurant of their choice.
“We established the ment’or Young Chef Competition series to identify the next generation of great chefs in America, and to give them the opportunity to further their culinary education,” said Daniel Boulud, Chairman, ment’or BKB Foundation. “We have a strong group of candidates, and are very excited to see them compete!”
We hope that you will join us in congratulating these aspiring young chefs, and look forward to seeing you at the competitions this fall!
Second Annual Young Chef Competition Series Candidates:
Matthew Bergen – New York, NY – Lupa Osteria Romana
Michael Dengelegi- Vallejo, CA- Bouchon Bistro Yountville
Lee Foden-Clarke – Los Angeles, CA – Bouchon Bistro Beverly Hills
Mark Garcia – Bronx, NY – Winnisook Club
David Kneller – Greensboro, MD – Bartlett Pear Inn
William Lansing – Redondo Beach, CA – The Strand House
Torre Liebchen – Hackensack, NJ – etc. steakhouse
Max Loff – Golden Valley, MN – Spoon and Stable
Zachary McCarty – Staten Island, NY – El Vez
Angel Medina – Austin, TX – Fixe
Ryan Peters – Key Largo, FL – Ocean Reef Club
Mara Serna – Houston, TX – Treadsack
Corey Siegel – Rye, NY – Westchester Country Club
Skylar Stover – Portland, OR – Hestan
Tim Tokarz – New York, NY – Café Boulud
Michelle Tribble – Dallas, TX – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Tickets go on sale in early July via www.mentorbkb.org.