My school was hosting the 3rd Bocuse d'Or Competition. What is this? Well, it is an event at which the top chefs from all over the country train for in order to win one coveted spot as the American representative for the worldwide competition in Lyon, France.
The Rec Center was transformed from mere basketball courts to an impressive Culinary Areana with stoves, mixers, ovens and cameras. The judges sat right up front, so everyone could see them as they dissected the dishes placed in front of them.
The judging panel was full of high caliber chefs such as Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Daniel Humm. When they weren't judging the contest they were out signing books and taking pictures.
|Justin and I with Daniel Boulud|
After all the tasting and tallying, the winner who will be heading train extensively before heading off to Lyon is CMC Richard Rosendale from The Greenbrier. Congratulations! And also a huge congratulations to Rose Weiss, a culinary extern at Gramercy Tavern, who won the commis competition and a $10,000 scholarship to any Three Michelin Star Restaurant in Europe!