Sysco Partnering with Ment’or BKB Foundation

Sysco Corporation is partnering with The Ment’or BKB Foundation, and serving as presenting sponsor at the Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2021 Culinary Selection Event.

Sysco recently attended the Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2021 Culinary Selection Event at The Culinary Institute of America’s Copia campus in Napa, Calif. and extends its sincere congratulations to Chef Jeffery Hayashi and William Barrera, who were selected to represent Team USA in the upcoming Bocuse d’Or 2021 competition, in Lyon, France. Sysco is proud to help support these two talented professionals as they dedicate the next 14 months to preparing for Bocuse d’Or, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions.

The Ment’or BKB Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals as well as preserve the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America. Ment’or is also responsible for recruiting, training and financially supporting the promising young American chefs who compete on behalf of the United States at the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon, France.

“We are very proud to partner with Ment’or in helping inspire culinary excellence and supporting Team USA 2021,” says Brian Todd, senior vice president of merchandising and marketing. “Supporting the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition as well as the next generation of culinary leaders helps strengthen the foodservice industry and is a passion that both Sysco and the Ment’or BKB Foundation share.”

In addition to its sponsorship of the team and events, Sysco provides Sysco branded protein, produce and other ingredients to help prepare the team for culinary success. The company is also a sponsor of the Ment’or BKB Foundation’s 2019-20 education grant program, which is designed to provide young chefs with unique development opportunities to expand their training and skills.

“Sysco has a team of over 200 chefs globally who are in the kitchen every day helping our customers create exciting, on-trend menu options,” adds Chef Neil Doherty, senior director of culinary development.  “It is a natural fit to support Ment’or as Sysco relentlessly pursues a Foodie culture that helps inspire foodservice operators around the world.”

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