The Bocuse d’Or is an auspicious event, held every other year in Lyon, France. It was created in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, a legendary chef whose influence will be felt for as long as man (and woman) create food with their hands and minds. The competition was designed to replicate a sporting event, highlighting chefs and their cooking, and if you have never attended one, or seen one on television or the internet, the spectacle is amazing. Culinary efficiency, creativity, and skill are all on display, and the nationalistic fervor can indeed rival that of the World Cup, with spectators cheering the teams on.
For those who have not been to a Bocuse d’Or event, tomorrow is your lucky day, because Houston is the site of a Ment’or BKB Young Chef Competition, which could produce a young chef to represent the U.S. in Lyon in 2017. Four young chefs will compete, and a panel of star judges, including Chris Hastings and Ming Tsai, will be on hand, in addition to host Jérôme Bocuse. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Mentor BKB, which supports young cooks and chefs with financial assistance and training.
What: Ment’or BKB Young Chef Competition.
When: Thursday, October 8, 7:30 pm
Where: The Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft Street, Houston, 77019