After eighteen arduous months of training, Team USA placed 10th at the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon last January. The gold medal in the food world Olympics, the hardest culinary challenge in the world, went to Denmark. Team USA has never ranked in the top three.
But no matter, the competition is still excellent TV fodder. Thus, BIO Channel will air a four part documentary on the U.S. contender James Kent (of Eleven Madison Park), and his team of supporters Thomas Keller, Gavin Kaysen, and Daniel Boulud. If the trailer below is any indication, the whole thing was very dramatic. The American Chef premieres on BIO on November 23 at 10 PM EST.
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