T3 Event Catering

Competition details (including date)

Wednesday 7th March 0730hrs – 1700hrs

A team of three chefs working together to deliver food for a lunch time (stand up) catering event. The event should consist of:

 Two different finger food or snack items for four people (one hot /one cold)

 4 individual different varieties of bowl food (3 hot/1 cold variety) 2 bowls of each

 4 Individual different dessert varieties (2 cold/ 1 hand held cone or similar/ 1 hot/warm) 2 bowls of each.

Marks will be awarded for innovation, balance and overall appeal, a modest selection of serving dishes and props will be permitted. All dishes to be served cold. A suitable gel may be used to enhance presentation. 

Additional information for this class

Competitors should consider the overall presentaion to this class. How they wish to display and uplift the finger food perhaps using some table ware or props. Bowl food should be small and appropriate for the food on offer and presented with appropriate cutlery to enhance presentation. Desserts can be innovative or perhaps classical with a twist, handheld option needs to be reflective in size and quantity to bowl food desserts on show. Menu cards will aid in judging and the table if themed needs to be evident  and run throughout the table.


Hobart Cooking Solutions

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 display of food for a lunch time offer, size and variety should be well balanced and all food intended hot should be appropriate for this service style. Flavour combinations and a possible theme may assist with the overall delivery and enhanced with innovative table wear to uplift presentation.

View a copy of the judging sheet for Salon Display


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 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 www.hotelympia.com/salon 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