La Chaîne Young Chefs Competition

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The 2014 edition of the Concours International des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs will take place in Durban, South Africa, on 5 September, 2014 and the national winner, from Australia, will fly over to experience and take part in this International Chaîne competition.

The Young Chefs Competition was first organised by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Switzerland in 1977 to support and promote future young chefs by giving them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills. Competitions are held at regional, national and international levels in countries around the world. The competition is open to young cooks no more than 27 years of age.

Adelaide is expected to host it’s own competition mid-year, in readiness and we welcome entrants. A candidate nominated for competition must first be nominated by their employer, a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and then accepted by the Competition Committee.

At the appointed time, each contestant is given an identical, previously unidentified “market basket” containing certain basic ingredients. Using these ingredients, as well as drawing on a variety of staples from a pantry, the contestant must compose and execute a 3-course menu (first course, main course, and dessert) for four people. The written menu must be completed within the first half-hour, with 2½ hours allowed for preparation, after which the finished dishes are presented to be judged within a 30-minute time frame.

More information:
Norm Harrison
Bailli Délégué Australia
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

“The fine art of gastronomy is a friendly art. It transcends the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms one’s heart.” ~Samuel Chamberlain


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