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One of Buffalo's own competes in the Bocuse d'Or

Last May I profiled chef Corey Siegel for our On the Line column. The young Amherst-native will act as commis to chef Richard Rosendale as part of the two-man team repping the US at this year's Bocuse d'Or. For those of you not aware of the importance of this, let's say it's like being picked to compete in the Olympics, an honor enough on its own, but now imagine that the entire US team is made up of only two people, and you're one of them.

Yesterday Siegel was profiled on FoodRepublic.com, where he answers questions about nerves, the relentless hours of preparation and practice he and Rosendale have clocked, and how he was selected for the gig. To learn more about the Bocuse d'Or, check out this excellent piece that ran in the Wall Street Journal last week, or read up on how the Rosendale/Siegel team rose to vistory here in the US in the New York Times.

The event can be live-streamed from Lyon (January 29-30), so be sure to tune in and cheer for our young commis and his chef. Team USA will be cooking on January 30 from approximately 3:20am - 9:00am (EST).

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