JK3 Innovative Plated Terrine

Competition details (including date)

 Wednesday 7th March 0730hrs – 1700hrs

To present 3 different individually plated terrines as a starter course within a three course menu. These must comprise of 1 meat/1 fish/1 vegetarian to competitor’s choice and be accompanied by the appropriate garnishes/salad/sauces etc. to complete a starter course

Please note traditionally a terrine would be served from the vessel it was made in. However we are looking for only one slice to be presented on each plate. These can be made by either cooking or cold compressing. A suitable gel 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.



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 will be looking for 3 individual innovative  plated terrines, portion sizes must be reflected throughout each plate and each terrine should be evenly sliced and glazed. Innovation can be reflected within the ingredients or build up of each terrine or the accompaniments and garnish or both. Salads and garnishes should be cooked correctly and balance each terrine appropriately. Sauces and chutneys should be completely cooked and be prepared as they would for tasting. Glazing should be neat and free from tears or blemishes.


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

View a copy of the Salon Display judging sheet


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 1700hrs 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.

Wednesday 7th March 1400hrs


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 S5 and the display area is just to your right on the side of the hall.. 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 10,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 Orange Car Park.

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