ST10 Tea Pastries Decoration

Competition details (including date and time)

30 minute competition

Decorating of 4 different pieces of afternoon tea pastries, 1 piece of each, marks will be considered on amount of work completed on site


Additional information for this class

Make sure the base of each pastry is different and you use a selection of different mediums to finish each pastry. Marks will be deducted for running over the 30 minutes allocated so please plan your work schedule correctly. Presentation is to be on 1 plate, slate, tile or board with a written description of each pastry to accompany this.  This class will not be tasted.



Arrival Time

Minimum one hour before competition. Please report to Skills Theatre registration when you arrive. 

Equipment Provided 

Workstations comprise a stainless steel preparation table and a single 13 amp plug socket, competitors will be expected to supply all other equipment required for their entry.


Hygiene Products


Cleaning chemicals such as sanitisers, degreasers and washing up liquid will be provided by Zenith. Cling Film, Foil and Baking Paper will be provided.

Ingredients Provided

Competitors to provide all ingredients.

What are judges looking for? 

The judges will be looking for a balance between decoration pieces brought to the competetion and the skills shown during the 30 minutes of the event. A pastry may look amazing but if all the decoration was brought finished this will not score as highly as someone who has completed work on site.


To veiw a copy of the judging sheets please click here


Judges will be available at the Skills 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 in the The Foodservice Show. If your class ends before 1230hrs it will be 1400hrs on the day of your competition. If you class ends after 1230hrs it will be 1700hrs on the day of your competition. If you are competing on Thursday 8th March then it will be 1430hrs.


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 S9, the Skills Theatre is located at the back 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 S18, which is closest to SkillsTheatre 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 Orange Car Park.

Please note if you do not require unloading facilities, for easier and quicker access, please park in the Orange Car Park and proceed with light Equipment to Skills Theatre Registration.