We invite you to join us at The CIA at Copia, to select the next Team USA! Three teams will face-off to determine which chef and commis will represent the United States for the 2021 Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France. The competition is conducted in the same format as the Bocuse d’Or, with each team competing over a five hour and 35 minute period and concludes with an esteemed chef panel who will judge each candidate’s presentations.
Competing finalist teams:
- Head Chef: Nyesha Arrington (Los Angeles, CA) and Commis: Michael Sansom (Yountville, CA)
- Head Chef: Jeffery Hayashi (Honolulu, HI) and Commis: William Barrera (Honolulu, HI)
- Head Chef: Scott Muns (Washington, DC) and Commis: Yuta Umeki (New York City)
Chef judges include Paul Bartolotta, William Bradley, Josiah Citrin, Gerard Craft, Olivier Dubreuil, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, James Kent, Bradley Kilgore, Matthew Kirkley, Brian Lockwood, Yvan Mucharraz, Roland Passot, Francis Reynard, Melissa Rodriguez, Rich Rosendale, Joachim Splichal, Philip Tessier, and Ming Tsai. In addition to the chef jury panel, Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Gavin Kaysen, Mathew Peters, and Robert Sulatycky will head the President’s Table.
We hope you can join us in Napa, CA on November 11!