Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup 2014

ACF National Culinary Team USA gave an outstanding performance at the 12th annual Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup 2014 in Luxembourg, Nov. 22–26. Garnering two gold medals and the highest score in the cold-food competition, the team placed third overall in the world at one of the largest international culinary competitions.

“I am extremely proud of ACF Culinary Team USA’s performance at the Culinary World Cup,” said Joseph Leonardi, CEC, team manager. “This is the team’s first international competition together, and to watch them grow as chefs and see their hard work and dedication recognized by some of the best chefs in the world is inspiring. To win a gold medal in both competition categories is a great accomplishment and proves that American cuisine and products are among the best in the world. We look forward to bringing our best to the American Culinary Classic in 2015 and the 2016 ‘culinary Olympics’ in Erfurt, Germany, and representing America’s world-class cuisine to an even larger international audience.”

Congratulations are also in order to the individual U.S. competitors at the Culinary World Cup. ACF members competed in culinary arts, pastry arts and cold food in Luxembourg and many went home with gold, silver and bronze medals. We're proud of these chefs for their hard work and dedication to culinary excellence!

“These chefs practiced for hundreds of hours for the chance to compete in the Culinary World Cup and we are so proud of them for their commitment to this profession,” said Thomas Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, ACF national president. “The time, patience and hard work it took to participate in this competition is something to be admired, and I hope they have inspired others to follow in their footsteps. Congratulations chefs on all you have achieved.”

Additional information on the team, individual competitors and the Culinary World Cup is available PDF here.

National Team Results

1st Singapore
2nd Sweden
3rd USA