LT5 The Association of Pastry Chefs Dessert of the Year 2016

Competition details (including date and time)

LT5 The Association of Pastry Chefs Dessert Of The Year 2016

1hour 45 minute competition

Monday 29th February, 1425hrs – 1610hrs

Competitors will be allowed 1hr 45 minutes to prepare, cook and present 2 plates of an original dessert suitable for fine dining to the competitor’s choice.  All entries will be paper judged to determine 10 finalists. Candidates to incorporate at least one raw material from the Barry Callebaut range. All finalists will be supplied with service-ware from Continental Chef Supplies.  Please refer to the APC website (www.ukapc.co.uk) for more information on prizes, obtaining product samples and the full list of rules (including allowable mise-en-place). All applications must be accompanied by a description & photograph of the dish, and details of sponsors’ products to be used, or will not be considered. 

Additional information for this class

Due to the length of this competition judges will expect majority of the preparation and finishing to the dish to be completed at the show. Consideration when creating your entry should be taken to the selection of service ware provided by the sponsor.


Association of Pastry Chefs, Continental Chef Supplies and Barry Callebaut


Arrival Time

Minimum one hour before competition 1325hrs. 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.

Items Provided

Serviceware will be provided by Continental Chef Supplies and Barry Callebaut to provideon raw material. Please refer to APC website www.ukapc.co.uk for details. Competitors to provide all other ingredients.

What are judges looking for?


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.