K3 Show or Presentation Platter

Competition details (including date)

Tuesday 6th March 0730hrs – 1700 hrs

A cold show platter using meat, poultry, game or fish for a maximum of 6 portions on the platter. A further portion to be served plated to show portion size and balance The Platter should consist of 3 main items with one garnish for each main item. The end pieces to be placed on the platter close to the representing slices. The platter should be served with a salad and at least two sauces or chutneys on the side. Salad is not a main garnish and should be served separately in a suitable serving dish or vessel to enhance the overall presentation. No bowls small plates or vessels are permitted on the platter. A suitable glaze should be used to enhance the presentation.
Additional information about this class A pleasing platter with a combination of shapes and designs will aid the overall appearance, correct cuts and slices will deliver a professional approach all glazing should be free of tears or blemishes ,and items should be well coated but not excessive.
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
Judging 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 cold show platter. Competitors should take note to  harmonise the portions on the  platter to balance the plated portion. Garnishes should be appropriate in size and complement the main items, these should not  reflect finger food and must be of contrasting size to the main pieces or protein joints. Any salad items should harmonize with the main platter and work alongside the garnishes.

View a copy of the judging sheet for Salon Display
Feedback Judges will be available in the vicinity of the exhibits after judging has been completed, all competitors should make time to do this.
Results 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.

Tiesday 6th 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