Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CIA to host Bocuse d'Or USA finals

On Feb. 5 and 6 the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will host the American finals of the Bocuse d'Or competition at its main campus in Hyde Park, N.Y. The winner will represent the United States at the 2011 Bocuse d'Or International Culinary Competition taking place Jan. 25 and 26 in Lyon, France.

Five CIA graduates are among the 12 finalists selected by the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation to participate in the competition: Luke Bergman, The Modern, New York City; Michael Clauss, Daily Planet, Burlington, Vt.; Mark Liberman, Roxy's, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Christopher Parsons, Catch Restaurant, Winchester, Mass.; and Percy Whatley, The Ahwahnee, Yosemite, Calif.

Admission to watch the competition is free. Following the competition, visitors may attend an awards dinner, which will host top culinary guests. For ticket information and reservations, visit