ST17 Caesar’s Salad Challenge

Competition details (including date and time)

20 minute competition

Preparation of a traditional Caesar’s salad to the competitor’s choice of recipe, dressing and salad to be prepared in front of the judges. This will be a tasted class.

Only service staff should enter this class.


Additional information for this class

 All preparation and service equipment need to be provided by the competitor. As long as the traditional ingredients are incorporated in the dish the competitor is allowed to introduce their own twists. This will be a tasted dish and a menu description is required.


World Skills UK Competitions

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.

Product Provided

Competitors to provide all ingredients.

What are judges looking for?

You should look to show the judges as many skills in the preparation and consider the theatre element in front of the judges


To view a copy of the judging sheet for Skills Theatre 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 – Time/Location

Salon Culinaire Awards Ceremony, Live Theatre in the The Foodservice Show . If your class finishes before 1230hrs it will be 1400hrs on the day of your competition. If your class ends after 1230hrs it will be 1700hrs on the day of your competition. If you are competing on Thursday 8th March 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.