Rosewood Sand Hill—the ultra-luxury hotel located in Menlo Park—will host the send-off for the team of chefs representing the United States at the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious biennial culinary competition in Lyon, France.
During this exclusive evening, guests will mix and mingle with acclaimed chefs from Team USA during a meet and greet and cocktail reception hosted by the property’s esteemed Executive Chef Reylon Agustin, who heads the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera. Head Coach Robert Sulatycky will represent Team USA 2019 and welcome guests to this exciting event, along with Head Chef Matthew Kirkley (formerly of Coi, the Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco) and Commis Mimi Chen (who has worked with Chef Kirkley at Coi). Chef Philip Tessier (the first American ever to place on the podium at the Bocuse d’Or) will also make a special appearance at this exclusive event.
During the reception, several notable Bay Area chefs will serve a selection of small bites that celebrate the diverse culinary landscape of the surrounding area. Executive Chef Reylon Agustin will also create a selection of dishes that showcase Madera’s artfully-crafted, locally-sourced cuisine.
Following, Head Coach Sulatycky, Chef Kirkley and Commis Chen will take the stage for an intimate Q&A session that will give guests rare insight into the training and preparation process undertaken by chefs ahead of the Bocuse d’Or. Rosewood Sand Hill’s Executive Chef Reylon Agustin will also pay tribute to late leaders in the culinary industry who have served as inspirations to many, such as Anthony Bourdain, Joël Robuchon and the legendary Paul Bocuse, for whom the competition is named.
Team USA works in partnership with Ment’or BKB- a leading non-profit organization devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in young professionals and preserving the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. In celebration of the organization’s mission of providing mentorship to the next generation of promising chefs, all proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Ment’or BKB.
This extremely exclusive event offers guests the unique chance to support Team USA as they return to defend their title and become the first country in the Bocuse d’Or competition’s history to have two back-to-back gold wins. Only 200 tickets are available at Rosewood Sand Hill and are priced at $175 USD each. Guests can book tickets by calling the hotel at +1(650)561-1540.
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