Next week marks the start of the the renowned Bocuse d’Or culinary competition
, held every two years in Lyon, France. This year the whole competition can be viewed live online at www.bocusedorusa.org/bdo2013 beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2013. The international competition, named after legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse, seeks to identify the world’s top competitive chef. But if you are rooting for Team USA you are definitely going to want to take a disco nap and set an alarm: USA Chef Richard Rosendale and Commis (assistant) Corey Siegel be cooking on January 30 from approximately 3:20 am – 9:00 am EST.
The entire Bocuse d’Or viewing schedule, which spans two days and includes the awards ceremony, is below. Please note that times are approximate and subject to minor changes, because things happen.
Day One of Competition
Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 am – 10:00 am EST
Competing Countries: Iceland, Sweden, Singapore, China, Brazil, Morocco, Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Belgium, Mexico, Guatemala
Day Two of Competition (Team USA competes on this day in kitchen #9)
Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 am – 10:00 am EST
Competing Countries: Denmark, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom,USA, Norway, Hungary, Japan
Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 am -12:30 pm EST
Chefs Rosendale and Siegel have been training extensively for this epic five-and-a-half hour competition since winning the Bocuse d’Or USA Finals at The Culinary Institute of America in January 2012
. Over the course of the past year their training has included physically and mentally demanding timed practice runs in a dedicated mock Bocuse d’Or kitchen in the bunker
of the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, as well as stages at The French Laundry in Yountville and Alinea in Chicago. That's right, they have been in a bunker. Good luck and bonne chance gentlemen, and we will see you at 3am. We'll be the ones cheering in our pjs.
Follow Team USA on Twitter @BocusedOrUSA during their final days of preparation in Lyon, hashtag #NoSleepTilLyon, live during the competition, hashtag #GoForGold, and on Facebook at facebook.com/BocusedOrUSAFoundation.