Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who Will Represent the U.S. at the Bocuse d’Or?

Don’t miss appearances from Chicago chefs Grant Achatz, Jennifer Petrusky and Charlie Trotter at the Bocuse d’Or USA final competition Feb. 5 – 6, 2010 hosted by the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

The Bocuse d’Or is an international culinary competition held every two years is Lyon, France. Twenty-four countries are selected to complete and each team must create two elaborate platter presentations focusing on meat and seafood. The winner of the competition will represent the United States at the Bocuse d’Or International Culinary competition in January 2011.

The weekend event consists of the final competition to determine the USA’s representative, an awards dinner announcing the winner, many chef demonstrations as well as book signings.

The Chicago chefs have a busy weekend ahead: Achatz joins the panel of judges for the final competition and is scheduled for a book signing. Petrusky is the only competitor from Chicago; she represents Charlie Trotter’s Chicago. Trotter himself is there for a culinary demonstration as well as a book signing.

All events, excluding the awards dinner, are free and open to the public. For more information about the weekend event and for times, visit

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