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American Culinary Federation's Guide to Culinary Competitions
Cooking to Win!
by Edward G. Leonard

American Culinary Federation’s Guide to Culinary Competitions provides an exclusive glimpse into the world of culinary competitions.

American Culinary Federation’s Guide to Culinary Competitions features:

  • a full-color insert of awe-inspiring competitive food displays and dozens of useful illustrations outlining plate and buffet presentation
  • exceptional coverage of every step of competition, including practice and preparation, competition strategies, judging, the international arena
  • and much more

From key foundation recipes and scoring sheet samples to insights and hints from experienced judges, American Culinary Federation’s Guide to Culinary Competitions is packed with the tools that professional chefs and culinary students need to make a grand showing at any competition, worldwide.

Contents

  1. Why Culinary Competitions

  2. On Culinary Competitions today
    • Types of competitions
    • Traditional cold
    • The mystery basket
    • Contemporary hot food
    • Recipe competitions

  3. Philosophy of competitions and advice

  4. The Application Process
    • Items to look for before the commitment
    • Helpful hints when submitting the recipe
    • The picture
    • Standing out
    • Sample application

  5. Practice and Preparation
    • Skills and Attribute Inventory
    • Action Plans

  6. Presentation
    • Questions answered
    • Check list
    • Presentations in context

  7. Culinary Techniques and Fundamentals
    • Craftsmanship
    • Craftsmanship in slicing
    • Glazing
    • General Guidelines
    • General Guidelines Pastry
    • What to concentrate on
    • What to Avoid

  8. Culinary Strategy for Hot Food Competitions
    • Menu, Plate and Platter Development
    • Elements of Flavors
    • Conceptual Design
    • About Food
    • Kitchen Confidence & Professionalism
    • A Review of Cooking methods

  9. The Market Basket
    • Requirements
    • Guidelines
    • The Process
    • Attacking the basket and sample baskets
    • Competition Items to review
    • Sample Score Sheets
    • Chef Ed's Helpful Insights

  10. Judges
    • Overview
    • Becoming a Judge
    • Application
    • Apprentice Judge Critique
    • What the Competitor Should Expect
    • Reports
    • Commitment Letter
    • Scoring & Assessments
    • The Critique
    • Tips from Chef Leonard

  11. Hosting a Show
    • Procedure
    • Time Line
    • Organization
    • Applications
    • Requirements for Hot Food
    • Legal Forms

  12. Pastry Displays
    • Some insight by Chef Thomas Vaccaro CEPC
    • ACF Culinary Team USA Pastry Coach

  13. Rules, Guidelines and Categories
    • Categories and Procedures
    • Traditional Cold
    • Traditional Hot Food
    • Community Kitchens
    • Edible Cold and Pastry Competitions
    • Ice carving
    • Contemporary Competitions
    • Sample Score Sheets

  14. The International Arena

  15. Motivational Quotes

Glossary
Terminology
Resources
Recommending reading from the Chef
Index

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American Culinary Federation's
Guide to Culinary Competitions

Cooking to Win!
by Edward G. Leonard

2006 • 224 pages • $39.00 + shipping
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