The 12 finalists for the 2010 Bocuse d'Or USA Competition have been selected to compete Feb. 5 and 6 at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park. At the competition, the 12 teams will create two protein dishes before a live audience and present them to a panel of judges. The winning team, to be announced later that night, will represent the U.S. in the biennial Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Competition in Lyon, France, in January 2011. The finalists are:

Luke Bergman, The Modern, New York City; Danny Cerqueda, Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, N.C.; Michael Clauss, Daily Planet, Burlington, Vt.; Kevin Gillespie, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta; James Kent, Eleven Madison Park, New York City; Mark Liberman, Roxy's Black Sheep, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Christopher Parsons, Catch Restaurant, Winchester, Mass.; Jennifer Petrusky, Charlie Trotter's, Chicago; John Rellah, NY Yacht Club, New York City; Jeremie Tomczak, The French Culinary Institute, New York City; Andrew Weiss, The Lakes Club at Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas; and Percy Whatley, The Ahwahnee in Yosemite, Calif.

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