The 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' finalist will compete to represent the USA.

on Dec 11, 2009 - The Dish

Kevin Gillespie may have come in third the other night during the Top Chef finale, but, well, he's not doing too shabby.

The Bocus d'Or semi-finalists were announced this week and Kevin is on the list! The chefs were chosen by the U.S. foundation's board of directors: Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jerome Bocuse.

The U.S. semifinals are set for Feb. 6, 2010, at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. 24 teams (each consisting of a chef and his assistant) from around the world will meet at the Bocuse d'Or International Culinary Competition that takes place in Lyon, France, on Jan. 25 and 26, 2011.

All I can say is, GO KEVIN!!! We're all rooting for you!

To see how he beat the other Top Chefs in our version of the Bocuse d'Or, go HERE.