Author Philip Tessier is an award-winning chef, coach, culinary partner and innovator. He is also an alumni of Chef Keller’s per se, Bouchon and The French Laundry. He was the first American chef to ever place on the podium at the biennial Bocuse d’or Competition in Lyon, France, and most recently coached the 2017 U.S. team to victory. He recounts this journey in his book Chasing Bocuse.
The dramatic story of the American team’s journey from obscurity to the silver-medal and ultimately the gold-medal win at the world’s most renowned cooking competition, the Bocuse d’or, is told in riveting narrative, breathtaking photographs, and expert recipes from every stage of the process.