Tag Archives: Thomas Keller

The Second Annual MENT’OR BKB Foundation Young Chef Competition Series

If you are a regular reader of this site, you know that I am an avid fan and supporter of the Bocuse d’Or and now, Ment’Or BKB, the organization behind Bocuse d’Or Team USA. In addition to their role with […]

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Reflections on The Bocuse D’Or 2015

I have now attended each of the past four Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon starting in 2009 and each has been special in its own way, filled with hope and promise. This last one was best of all as the […]

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The USA Takes Silver at the 2015 Bocuse D’Or!

I’ve bee to this and the previous three Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon, France and the United States has always gone in with a strong team and high hopes, only for those hopes to have been dashed. Not so this […]

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Sowing Seeds of Creativity at Semilla

Other than its very trendy, u-shaped kitchen counter dining area (a trend that I happen to like very much), Semilla, the small, sophisticated new restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is unlike any other I have been to. The work of the […]

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Sunday Photo -Team USA and the Bocuse d’Or

The 2013 Bocuse d’Or competition takes place this week in Lyon, France. Considered by many to be the premiere culinary competition in the world, it is an intense battle, of skill, ingenuity, resourcefulness, stamina and will unlike anything else out […]

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Sunday Photos: The Red Carpet at The James Beard Awards 2012

I was lucky enough to attend the James Beard Awards last night in NYC. This annual event, which also acts as a celebration of James Beard’s birthday, brings together luminaries from the culinary world from all over the United States. Here are […]

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Bocuse d’Or USA 2012 Finals – A Slide Show

The 2012 Bocuse d’Or USA Finals held at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. was a great competition. It was won by the team of Richard Rosendale and Corey Siegel, but in reality, all of the contestants […]

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The Future of Bocuse d’Or USA – The Commis Competition 2012

The first ever Commis Competition sponsored by the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation took place this past Saturday, January 28th on the campus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The idea was to recognize young talent working the stoves of America’s […]

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Congratulations to Richard Rosendale, CMC – Bocuse d’Or Candidate USA for 2013!!

Richard Rosendale CMC is the American candidate for the Bocuse d’Or 2013. Along with his commis, Corey Siegel, won the honor with a focused and determined culinary performance yesterday at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, where they competed against […]

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Sunday Photo – The Winner of the Bocuse d’Or USA Commis Competition is

Rose Weiss, a culinary extern at Gramercy Tavern won the first commis competition sponsored by the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation to identify young rising talent in the culinary world. She graduates from the French Culinary Institute on Monday. Thomas Keller […]

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