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Local French Laundry alums win international culinary competition

Published Thursday January 26

It finally happened. Team America — 2 chefs with Bay Area ties — won gold at Bocuse d’Or.

This year marked the thirtieth anniversary for the competition, widely considered to be the culinary Olympics, held in Lyon, France. Over the last 3 decades, it was typically dominated by teams from Europe.

“It’s a precise sense of national pride right now,” Thomas Keller chef and owner of Yountville’s French Laundry, commented immediately after the competition.

Norway, last year’s winner, finished in 2nd place while Iceland finished third.

The American team was led by 2 chefs from Keller’s Whole new N. restaurant Per Se: Mathew Peters executive sous chef, and commis chef

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