JK1 Works in Fat

Competition details

JK1 Works in Fat

A decorative work in fat with a max area of 80cm x 80cm. No external supports. The use of some colouring is permitted though this should be subtle and be added to enhance the overall decorative piece

Additional information for this class

The use of colours will be permitted, however, these must be sympathetic and must be used to enhance the exhibit, provide shading or depth to the exhibit overall. Colours when added  should be well blended or marbled correctly to enhance the piece on show. Judges will look to see that colours are solely used to cover or hide imperfections. Exhibitors may wish to provide a sense of movement or action to the pice on show to give a sense of interest and to catch the eye of the public viewing the exhibit. Competitors must take note of the max area of display, not adhering to this may lead to points deducted or disqualification.


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Arrival Time and Date

Sunday 28th February. 1000hrs – 1200hrs. Please report to Salon Display Registration when you arrive.

Re-touch area

There will be a re-touch area located close to the Salon Display registration desk. This will comprise trestle tables, a plumbed in sink with hot and cold water, and power points.

The re-touch area should be used for finishing touches only, not full assembly. 

Competitor’s Exhibit Reference Details

Labels will be issued to be attached to the top visual side of each entry. A second label will be attached underneath.


All judging is blind, using reference numbers, and will commence promptly at 1230hrs on Sunday 28th February.

What are judges looking for?

Judges are looking for a single creative piece of art in fat. The exhibit should stand alone in its own right and be suitable as the main focal piece to address a buffet table . The exhibit  can be abstract, wildlife  or figurene. However, competitors must consider balance and proportion when depicting true to life figures. Detail must be sharp, precise with an array of skills shown.

To view a copy of the Salon Display Judging Sheet please click here.


Judges will be available in the vicinity of the Salon Display Registration desk in the exhibition hall , and will be giving feedback from Tuesday 1st March. All competitors should endeavour to make time to do this.


Results will be recorded on award cards adjacent to the exhibit. They will be posted on the show website on the evening of Tuesday 1st March, but if you attend the show during the day, it will be possible to obtain your result then.

Security of Dishes

All reasonable care will be taken for the security of dishes and equipment, the Management Team will not be responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits, dishes, equipment or personal effects. Competitors are advised to suitably insure dishes for display. It is the individual’s responsibility to cover this personal risk.

Removal of Exhibits

All exhibits must be removed at 1530hrs on Thursday 3rd March and not before. The Management Team have the right to remove and destroy exhibits remaining after such time. The Management Team may remove any exhibit deemed to be unhygienic or below standard.

Presentation of awards –


Salon Culinaire Awards Ceremony, Live Theatre, Food and Drink section of Hotelympia, Thursday 3rd March.


Entry into the show

All competitors and colleagues must register online as a Salon Culinaire Competitor at passes will be emailed direct.

Arriving at the show and accessing the hall 

Hotelympia is in the South Hall at ExCeL at the East end of the venue. All exhibits that are on display for the duration of the exhibition, will be located outside of the entrance to the show. There will be a registration desk close to this area as well as the re-touch area. Upon arrival at the venue please proceed to the Undercroft Car Park, Purple Section, which is closest to (plus on the same level as) the final display area. You will be sent a Salon Culinaire Vehicle pass which will gain you access to the venue. The Undercroft Car Park operates a pay and display system. If using SatNav the postcode for the carpark is E16 1DR.

Class info here