If you’ve ever wanted to witness a live high-stakes cooking competition here’s your chance. On Thursday October 30 at Bouchon, four young chefs from across the country will take place in the ment’or BKB Foundation’s Young Chef Competition to compete for a chance to win the of a lifetime at chef Thomas Keller’s acclaimed Bouchon Bistro Beverly Hills.
Designed to recognize outstanding young professionals in America, the ment’or Young Chef Competition series is spearheaded by Bocuse d’or Board of Directors Jérôme Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller, the latter who will serve as host for the event.
The night begins at 6 p.m. with an exclusive one-hour canapé and Champagne reception at Bar Bouchon where guests can meet the competition judges including chefs William Bradley (Addison), Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Timothy Hollingsworth (Broad), Roland Passot (La Folie), and Richard Rosendale. After enjoying more hors d’oeuvres and wine, attendees will receive a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Bouchon kitchen, where competitors will be hard at work preparing their dishes.
On the menu for the eveining: Snake River Farms’ steak rartare with potato milles-feuilles, California Sterling White Sturgeon caviar, sea urchin with cucumber and lemon oil, Santa Barbara spot prawns, applewood smoked petit jambons with maple glaze as well as fine wines from Galerie and Mt. Brave in Napa Valley, and WindRacer and Maggy Hawk in Sonoma County and Anderson Valley.
At the end of the night, the winner will be awarded with a live awards ceremony. All proceeds from tickets, which are $75 for general admission and $100 for VIP, will benefit the ment’or program.