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JK2 Vegetarian or Vegan Platter

Competition details (including date)

JK2 Vegetarian or Vegan Platter

Thursday 3rd March 

To present two portions of a main course on a suitable large plate or platter for two persons. (Hot served cold) Competitors to note that the main course needs to be silver served by a waiter at the table. A further portion to be plated to show overall balance and portion size, a suitable glaze should be used to enhance the presentation.

Additional information for this class

Table presentation should be pleasing and easily understood, a menu card is helpful in directing the judges on ingredients, and how the dishes are put together. Service plates should be appropriate for food service and there to enhance the presentation to the customer. Competitors should concentrate on balance, texture  and deliver a well thought out dish combining proteins and carbohydrates to complete  a main course offering.


Worshipful Company of Cooks

Arrival Time

0730hrs – 0845hrs. 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 0900hrs each morning.

What are judges looking for?

Judges are looking for a well presented,  hot main vegetarian or vegan offer for two persons. including vegetables, carbohydrates and appropriate sauces. Competitors should aim to illustrate good use of ingredients, practical innovation in vegetarian cuisine and good use of flavour pairing. Competitors should make sure all foods are suitable for a hot restaurant  service and cooked correctly. Glazing should be modest and clean avoiding tears and blemishes.  Platter should be suitable to serve from oven to table in a restaurant style service. Glazing should be neat and free from tears or blemishes.

 To view a copy of the judging sheet for Salon Display please click here.


Judges will be available in the vicinity of the exhibits after judging has been completed, all competitors should make time to do this.


Results will be recorded on award cards adjacent to the exhibit.

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 or just after 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, 1430hrs.


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. The closest entrance from the Central Boulevard is S7 turn right as you enter the show. If you need drop-off facilities then please proceed to the Lorry Marshalling Yard and go to the Traffic Administration Office. On production of your Salon Culinaire Vehicle Pass (which will be sent to you) you will be directed to the lorryway to gain access to Vehicle Door S10,which is closest to Salon Display for unloading. The Salon Display registration desk and re-touch area are located close this door. There is no faciity to park on the Lorryway, once you have finished unloading you must immediately remove your vehicle and proceed to the Undercroft Car Park.

Please note if you do not require unloading facilities, for easier and quicker access, you can park in the Undercroft Car Park and proceed to Salon Display.