Are you a professional chef working in the United States of America?
Are you between the ages of 25 and 35?
Do you want to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris and $2,500 cash? If so, don’t miss your chance to register for “Le Best Chef Competition,” for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime trip, as well as the acclaim of the Jean-Jacques Dietrich Trophy; named in honor of the French chef who served at the head of the US Delegation of L’Académie Culinaire de France for 32 years.
L’Académie Culinaire de France – US Delegation has partnered with the French Ministry of Agriculture to host the competition, promoting French culinary ‘know-how’ and reinvigorating French cuisine amongst the new generation of chefs.
Chefs are asked to register via the official website and share a few original recipes adhering to some specific requirements. The application deadline is December 31, 2019.
A jury composed of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, will be presided by chef Fabrice Prochasson MOF, President of L’Académie Culinaire de France, and will use seven criteria to select the six candidates and two alternates: respect for the theme, seasonality of the recipes, respect for the raw ingredients, compliance with the regulations, innovation, quality of presentation, and originality.
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All who wish to compete must apply by February 28th, 2019
Finalists will be announced on the evening of March 6th, 2020.
The contest will be held in New York City at the International Culinary Center on April 18, 2020. Airfare and lodging will be provided for finalists.
1st Prize: A $2,500 check and an allocation of materials and food products provided by our partners, related to the culinary world for a global value of approximately $3,000.
2nd Prize: A check for $1500 and an allocation of materials and food products provided by our partners related to the world of gastronomy for a total approximate value of $2,000.
3rd Prize: A check for $500 and a grant of equipment and food provided by partners of the exhibition, related to the culinary world for a global value of approximately $1,500.
The winner of Le Best Chef Competition will also be awarded an all-inclusive trip to Paris and have a chance to represent the US at the prestigious Trophée Passion, an international culinary contest hosted by L’Académie Culinaire de France.