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International Salon Culinaire 2016

International Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia is the UK's largest and most prestigious chef competition programme, and will incorporate over 80 classes over the course of four days. There are four categories of competition that will showcase the impressive skills and talent within the industry. See below the timetables relating to each of the four categories. 






La Parade des Chefs
Two teams of chefs will compete each day in state of the art kitchens, to produce a three course lunch for show attendees for up to 100 covers. Show attendees will be able to view the chef teams at work through glass panels. In addition, there will be a special evening service on Monday February 29th prepared by two inspirational teams from the Culinary Ability Awards, this is a fantastic organisation who work with industry personnel with a degree of disability to raise awareness and demonstrate the huge contribution that these amazing individuals can make to the  workplace. (Bookings are now closed)




Skills Theatre

A  programme of classes for chefs at the start of their career (apprentices, students and those new to competitions), which will enable them to hone and demonstrate the skills that will be vital to their career such as fish filleting, butchery, knife skills, preparing classical sauce etc, plus the Skills Theatre will also include some service competitions that will challenge front of house staff.   



Live Theatre
A fast paced series of hot live classes, in which chefs will compete in a variety of competitions from preparing a three course menu, to putting a new twist on classic ingredients, creating a show-stopping dessert or racing against the clock to producing a contemporary pasta dish , plus many more …


Salon Display

A stunning display of hand-crafted exhibits that will include work in sugar, chocolate, pastillage and fat ,as well as vibrant buffets, platters and restaurant plates, that showcase the incredible skills within the industry.

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