LT3 Duo of Duck Dishes

Competition details (including date and time)

LT3 Duo of Duck Dishes

40 minute competition

Tuesday 1st March, 1425hrs – 1505hrs

Competitors to prepare 2 duck breast main courses in two different ways, one fit for a local quality pub menu, and one in the style of Asian Cuisine, two portions of each dish to be presented. Duck breasts to be provided by Silver Hill Foods all remaining ingredients to be provided by the competitor. 

Additional information for this class

Competitors will be supplied with 4 boneless duck breasts from Silver Hill Foods and please note if you have not used these products befor they are of regular size, skin on, not thick like a magret breast. Presentation plates need to be provided by competitors and consideration should be taken in to the styles of service for each category. Dishes should be served up individually, 2 portions of each with a menu descriptions.    


Silver Hill Foods

Arrival Time

Minimum one hour before competition1325hrs. 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.

Ingredients Provided

Duck Breasts will be provided by Silver Hill Foods. All other ingredients to be provided by the competitor.

What are judges looking for?

Judges will be looking for creative dishes, cooking techniques and skills shown through the preparation and service times. 

To view a copy of the Live Theatre Judging Sheet please click here.


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.