Saudi Arabia has attracted world-leading chefs and talents over the past few years to the many One establishments across the country. They compete with each other daily while creating culinary asterpieces which are a reflection of both their skills and passion. Yet, they never pit their skills against one another publicly. Except at Salon Culinaire – Foodex Saudi's signature culinary showcase – which attracts the country’s leading chefs to compete across sixteen categories while being evaluated by international judges. Salon Culinaire is a platform designed to foster competition and highlight the best of the best within the culinary industry in KSA.
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YOU, YOUR TEAM, AND YOUR SKILL
Yes, there are prizes to be won. But once you see who else is competing and who is judging, it becomes clear that Salon Culinaire is about more than just prizes – it is about skill and most importantly, it is about pride. If you think your skill is worth showcasing to an audience knowledgeable about the culinary industry, then this is your chance. What could be a better stage to showcase your talents than an action packed hospitality industry event?
ABOUT FOODEX SAUDI
The largest food and beverage exhibition in Saudi Arabia, celebrates its third edition this year. The 2014 event, inaugurated by HH Prince Khalid Bin Saud Bin Turki, Deputy Chairman of Technical Aairs Presidency of Meteorology and Environment and supported by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Agriculture , showcased more than 300 brands from 29 countries. More than 6,000 trade visitors including over 50 hosted buyers who attended the event to view new products in the Saudi market, network with industry professionals, and suppliers, attend the Saudi Food Forum and generate new business. In its 2 previous editions, Foodex Saudi has become the benchmark, raising the bar for food and beverage exhibitions in the Kingdom. Internationality, professionalism and quality of participants have proved to be the hallmarks of its success.
SIXTEEN CATEGORIES – ALL SCRUMPTIOUS
Salon Culinaire at Foodex Saudi 2015 will feature chefs competing in sixteen diverse and exciting categories ranging from live cooking and carving to aesthetically beautiful showpieces and static displays – all in front of a live audience as well as a judging panel made up of hospitality and culinary experts. Salon Culinaire is a unique opportunity for chefs to showcase their skills and explore new partnerships in a fun-lled action packed setting with food suppliers and catering companies.
CATEGORY A – TAPAS / FINGER FOODS / HORS'D OEUVRE
To display ve dierent kinds of tapas, bite size, in 6 separate portions.
CATEGORY B – FIVE-COURSE MENU
Cold starter, soup, middle course, main course, dessert.
Presented cold to represent hot where applicable. Each dish should be individually displayed, as it would be served on the table. Menu must be balanced and theme-based.
CATEGORY C – PLATED DESSERTS WITH SHOWPIECE
To display three dierent plated desserts with showpiece. The plated desserts and showpiece have to be in harmony, and theme-based.
The showpiece should be of edible products only like: chocolate, sugar, pastillage etc.
CATEGORY D – PETITS FOURS / FRIANDISES / PRALINES / NOUGATINES WITH SHOWPIECE
To display ve dierent kinds of petitfours, friandises, pralines, nougatines. Six pieces of each kind. 5×6 plus 1×5 as tasting plate.
Petits fours will be tasted.
CATEGORY E – NOVELTY CAKE
To display one dummy cake, factice base, no lling / sponge / cream.
CATEGORY F – WEDDING CAKE
To display a three-layer dummy wedding cake. Top layer must be eatable for tasting.
CATEGORY G – DECORATIVE SHOWPIECE
To display an artistic showpiece of competitor’s own choice of edible materials. Only natural raw materials should be used for making the showpiece. (Chocolate, Butter, Pastillage, Salt Dough, Marzipan, Cheese)
CATEGORY H – SPECIAL ARABIC SWEETS SESSION, CHOCOLATE PRESENTATION
To display a tray of arabic sweets in traditional local style, or to display a tray with wrapped chocolates for wedding, baby shower, birthday or other event in local traditions.
CATEGORY I – LIVE COOKING COMPETITION, SIGNATORY DISH
Competitors should prepare, cook and present main course for two (2) covers each within 45 minutes.
NOTE: No pre-cooked or baked items allowed
CATEGORY J – CREATIVE BARISTA COMPETITION
This category is open for any Chef, Bar Tenders, or F&B personnel working in a recognised hotel, restaurant, club or hotel school. (Coee Creations)
CATEGORY K – LIVE SANDWICH COMPETITION
Competitors have to prepare two dierent cold innovative Sandwiches each within 45 minutes.
CATEGORY L – LIVE MEZZE COMPETITION
Chefs have to prepare, cook and present 5 dierent varieties of Mezze dishes, either 3 cold and 2 hot, or 2 cold and 3 hot, to competitor’s own choice within within 1 hour (60 minutes).
CATEGORY M – CARVING COMPETITION (Vegetable, Fruit, Butter, Cheese & Chocolate)
Competitors should execute a freestyle fruit and vegetable carving showpiece or display within a total time limit of one hour (60 minutes).
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