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Team USA Wins Gold at the Bocuse d’Or Competition, the World’s Most Prestigious Culinary Event!

Cuisinart was a Sponsor of the Winning Team

Lyon, France - February 2017

For the first time in the competition’s 30-year history, Team U.S.A. has won the gold prize at the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition that took place last week in Lyon, France.  Cuisinart, a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories, is proud to be among the sponsors of the winning team.

Comprised of 10 American chefs, the team was led by Matthew Peters, the executive sous-chef of Thomas Keller’s famed New Yor institution, Per Se, and his commis (or aid), Harrison Turone.  The team was also comprised of Head Coach Phillip Tessier, Gavin Kaysen, Robert Sulatycky, Matthew Kirkley, Martin Kastner, Richard Rosendale, Brian Lockwood, Shaun Hergatt, and Dave Beran. Teams from 24 countries around the world competed this year.

The chefs were asked to create two extravagant dishes, one a classic French dish of chicken with crayfish, along with a vegan dish (another first for the competition), all within 5 hours and 35 minutes. Team U.S.A. took home the gold medal, while Norway won silver, and Iceland took bronze.

“We at Cuisinart, on a global scale, are elated for the team and their historic win last week in Lyon. This is an incredibly proud and significant moment for not only Chef Peters and his team, but for the entire American culinary community,” said Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart. “We are very proud to have supported Team U.S.A. throughout this yearlong journey, and look forward to their continued success both individually, and as a team.”

The Bocuse d’Or, commonly referred to as the Olympics of cooking, brings together chefs from countries around the globe and tasks them with preparing luxurious dishes within a set timeframe. The famous Lyon chef, Paul Bocuse, created the culinary contest in 1987 when he envisioned a competition that would be a live performance among top chefs. The biennial world chef championship is hosted in front of live audience and is judged by a jury of the most illustrious cooks on the planet. For more information, visit


About Cuisinart

Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company’s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, blenders, stand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers, and waffle makers. Cuisinart has the following websites:,, and, and social media sites:,,, and  The company also has an iPhone, iPad and Android app, Cuisinart’s KitchenSync



About Bocuse d’Or

In January 1987, Paul Bocuse created the Bocuse d’Or, a revolutionary gastronomy contest. Replicating the codes of major sporting events, he imagined an actual show focused on cooking and on the chefs. In 2017, Bocuse d’Or celebrates 30 years of existence. The idea: bring together young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within 5 hours 35 minutes, live in front of an enthusiastic audience.