The 2010 Bocuse d'Or, the biennial world chef championship held in Lyon, France, just wrapped up with a Scandinavian sweep: Denmark took first place, with Sweden and Norway finishing second and third, respectively.
Team USA, under Chef James Kent, placed 10th. The best Team USA Bocuse d'Or finish remains 6th place -- in both 2003 under Chef Hartmut Handke and in 2009 under Chef Timothy Hollingsworth.
To learn more about this year's Team USA, check out this post by Michael Ruhlman from the Bocuse d'Or.
Food writer Josh Stein, live-tweeting from the competition, revealed that in addition to receiving a good-luck letter from President Obama, Team USA featured honey from the White House in their meat dish.
KitchenDaily's Sarah De Heer visited the White House this summer and got a hands-on tour of their honeybee operation with the official White House beekeeper -- and carpenter -- Charlie Brandts: