How’s this for a happy ending?
Those who followed last week’s blog item (http://bit.ly/wUobjj) on Greenbrier chef Richard Rosendale competing for a chance to represent the U.S. in the “world olympics” of cooking will be thrilled to hear he did exactly that.
The 36-year-old has beat out three other American finalists for the chance to represent our country at the International Bocuse D’Or competition in Lyon, France, on Jan. 23, 2013.
Rosendale chopped his competion Sunday at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., during a marathon five-plus hour challenge in which he had to prepare two protein platters (one chicken, one cod) accompanied by three fancy garnishes.
Executive chef at The Greenbrier since the fall of 2009, Rosendale has more more than 45 national and international culinary medals and is one of fewer than 100 Master Certified Chefs in the country. He’ll now spend the next year in an intenstive yearlong training program leading up to the international contest.