On the heels of Team USA’s historic gold medal win at the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, BRAVA by Brad Kilgore has partnered with ment’or BKB to host the winning team for the first-ever Gold Celebration Tour. Chef Kilgore was joined by Bocuse d’Or Gold Medal Winner, Chef Mathew Peters and Assistant Coach Robert Sulatcky for a culinary showcase at the Adrienne Arsht Center‘s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Attendees could meet these remarkable chefs, and enjoy specialty drinks, created by the BRAVA & Alter team, sponsored by Breakthru Beverage. Attendees also sampled bites from Miami’s most talented chefs, including Jose Mendin, Aaron Brooks, Manuel Echeverri, Jeff Maxfield, Diego Oka, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Sean Brasel, Gabriel Fenton, Craig Giunta, Dustin Selvaggio, and Soraya Kilgore, at this first-of-its-kind event to honor Team USA’s gold medal win. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ment’or BKB foundation, providing educational opportunities for young chefs and Team USA.
The ment’or BKB foundation is a nonprofit that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. Ment’or is led by founders Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Bocuse, as well as an esteemed culinary council of over 40 renowned chefs. Funds raised go towards educational grants and internships for culinary professionals through the continuing education program, the young chef and competition series that offer opportunities for them to further their careers and also towards the recruitment and training for Team USA in the prestigious biennial Bocuse d’Or competition, held in Lyon, France.