LT6 Grab and Go Dough Ball Challenge

Competition details (including date and time)

LT6 Grab and Go Dough Ball Challenge

45 minutes competition

Tuesday March 1st, 1000hrs – 1045hrs

Competitors will have 45 minutes to design two portions of two different grab and go snacks using the sponsors 120gm raw dough ball products either brioche or Sour dough. These will be supplied in advance to the successful 10 finalists to practice with at their place of work. Product will also be available on the day of the competition. Judges will be looking for the creative use of the product and ease of service to a transient market 

Additional information for this class

For initial entries competitors should use their own dough balls to create the dish in either brioche or sour dough, providing photographs with their entry. Once finalists have been chosen a box of the product will be supplied for them to practice with and on the day of the final, pre-defrosted and proved balls will be available for use. All ingredients other than the dough need to be supplied by the competitor and a menu description is required.  


Pan Artisan


Arrival Time

Minimum one hour before competition 0900hrs – hall will be open from 0730hrs. 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

Raw Dough will be provided by Pan Artisan.

What are judges looking for?

Judges will be looking for dishes that use the sponsor’s dough in a creative, balanced and exciting way. Service can be in any manner the competitor’s wishes and doesn’t have to be in take away containers.

To view  a copy o f a 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 –


Sponsors Lounge (close to Live Theatre) 1130hrs -1330hrs Pan Artisan will host their own reception for competitors to attend. Awards will be presented here

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.