Roland Henin to Coach Team USA in Bocuse d'Or

Has the culinary world's Hickory High found its Norman Dale? Thomas Keller's old mentor, Roland Henin, will coach Team USA at the Bocuse d'Or, says Jennifer Pelka, a special assistant to Daniel Boulud. Henin is the executive chef of Delaware North Park Services, the company that handles concessions in most national parks. He has also coached at the Culinary Olympics in Germany and is one of the few master chefs certified by the American Culinary Federation. Henin embodies the traditional European system of cooking but is steeped in the modern American cooking world — he’s been a mentor not only to Keller, but also chefs as diverse as David Burke and Emeril Lagasse. Henin will train with the team in what Pelka refers to as the "Bocuse d’Or Culinary Training Center in Yountville."

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