I’m very pleased to announce that Phil Gentry, our Cincinnati Bailliage and Midwest Province competitor in the Chaine 2022 National Young Chef Competition in Atlanta this past weekend, finished First Alternate, or second place.
Phil competed against 5 other competitors from around the country to determine who would represent the United States in Australia at the Chaine 2023 World Young Chef Competition. Only 2 competitors were chosen in Atlanta: the winner, who was from the Northeast Province, and Phil as First Alternate, who would compete if the winner was not able to, as was the case with last year’s winner.
Phil’s second place finish was quite an accomplishment for him as well as the team that selected him and supported him during his training: Clint Haynes, Jon Powell, Renee Schuler and especially Alan Neace who undertook the training and development of his skills. Alan will continue to do that as Phil could be called upon to be the US representative in the World competition. Congratulations to all of them, and especially Phil, for their hard work! Certainly a first for our Bailliage, but definitely not the last!
Finally, a big thanks to Tony and Austin Ferrari for allowing Phil to take advantage of this opportunity and for their encouragement during the local, regional and national competitions.