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JLT2 British Culinary Federation Young Chefs' Challenge

Competition details (including date and time)

JLT2 British Culinary Federation Young Chefs’ Challenge

30 minute competition

Monday 29th February, 1635hrs-1705hrs

30 minutes will be allowed to prepare, cook and present a Fish dish for two covers using any fish. Competitors to provide all ingredients.

Additional information for this class

As this is a fish competition judges will be looking to see fish preparation and/or filleting skills. The fish element must be 50% or more of the dish, complemented with a garnish that balances with the main protien. It may be either a fish course or a fish main course plate but this must be evident which it is to the judges. All ingredients and service equipment to be provided by the competitor, a menu discription will be required and this will be a tasted class


British Culinary Federation

Arrival Time 

Minimum one hour before competition 1535hrs. Please report to Live Theatre registration when you arrive.

Equipment Provided 

Workstations comprise a 6 ring burner, oven and grill, electricIty points, plumbed in sinks and hand wash basins. There is also access to refrigeration and a freezer.

A visual of a workstation can be viewed below.

Hygiene Products


Cleaning chemicals such as sanitisers, degreasers and washing up liquid will be provided by Ecolab.

Cling Film, Foil and Baking Paper will be provded by Wrapex.

What are judges looking for? 


To view a copy of a Live Theatre judging sheet please click here

Ingredients Provided

Competitors to provide all ingredients


Judges will be available at the Live Theatre for feedback after the judging has been completed, all competitors should make time to do this.


Results will be announced by the Compere and posted on the results board as soon as possible after judging is complete.

Presentation of awards –


Salon Culinaire Awards Ceremony, Live Theatre 1715hrs

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 S7, turn right as you enter the show, Live Theatre is located at the end of the hall. If you need drop-off faclilities 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 Live Theatre for unloading. There is no faciity to park on the Lorryway, once you have finshed 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, please park in the Undercroft Car Park and proceed with light Equipment to Live Theatre Registration.