Chef Gavin Kaysen is representing the U.S. at this year's Bocuse d'Or competition in France. He chats with us about how he prepares and what the competition gives back to him and his teammates.
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Richard Rosendale, executive chef of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, didn't know he would win the Bocuse d'Or USA finals on Sunday, but he imagined it. The night before the competition, his mother gave him a magnet with a quote from Pablo Picasso. "Everything you can imagine is real," the magnet said. Rosendale put the magnet on his stove, glancing at it as he cooked his chicken and fish dishes for the judges. Rosendale and his commis assistant Corey Siegel will represent the United States in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or World Competition in Lyon, France in 2013.