US wins gold at Bocuse d’Or for first time

January 25, 2017

The United States has won the Bocuse d’Or cooking competition for the first time. 

The prestigious biennial competition in Lyon, France, pits teams of two chefs against each other in a five-and-half-hour cooking competition. 

This year, Mathew Peters, executive sous chef at Per Se in New York City, and his commis, or assistant, Harrison Turone, who also works for Per Se, took top honors.

This is the second time in the 30-year-old competition that Team USA has even mounted the podium in the contest. 

In 2015, the last time the Bocuse d’Or took place, Team USA, represented by Phillip Tessier