Nordaq is proud sponsor of the Ment’or organisation, a nonprofit that aims to educate and inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and also preserve the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. On Nov 9th the competitors for Bocuse d’Or 2021 cooked and served their contributions, and finalists were awarded. Nordaq superior water was poured all day.
Chef Jeffery Hayashi, with Commis William Barrera, led by Coach Chef Jason Peel won first prize. It is a truly amazing achievement by all teams to reach this far, and even greater by the winning team who will represent the United States of America on Bocuse d’Or in Lyon 2021. Chef Jeffery Hayashi and William Barrera will now begin the training for Bocuse d’Or as Team USA 2021 and dedicate the next 14 months to prepare for the competition.
“I feel very fortunate for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Any one of the competing chefs could have won. To now officially be on the road to Lyon for Bocuse d’Or is surreal, and I’m incredibly thankful for all the support.” said Chef Hayashi, who also competed for Team USA in 2019.
We say, good luck and see you in Lyon!