Finalists must be available to compete on Thursday 4th April in one of two heats. The winner will be announced on the same evening in an awards ceremony and dinner.
Final submission date for entries is Monday 18th February 2019.
Finalists will be notified on Monday 4th March 2019.
University College Birmingham,
Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB
FIRST COURSE: based on popular Oriental street food and must be serve in an appropriate container.
SECOND COURSE: authentic main course suitable for restaurant dining and must be served in a bowl.
* Ingredients can be pre-weighed
* Fruit and vegetables can be washed and peeled but not cut
* Basic stocks only but not totally reduced
* No finished broths
* Uncooked pastry only
* Food marinated but not cooked
* Butchered meat is allowed
* You will be required to cook two portions of a street food starter and authentic main course recipe
STAGE 1: All submitted written entries will be assessed after the closing date of <INSERT DATE>
The assessment for stage 1 is:* Quality of written entry* Clarity* Method* Authenticity
STAGE 2: A shortlist of finalists will be notified and invited to compete in a cook off at University College Birmingham on Thursday 4th April.
The assessment for stage 2 is:* Culinary skills and professional techniques* Presentation/portion size of dishes* Hygiene* Timing* Quality and balance of flavours and textures
The competition kitchen will include: work station with fridge, solid top, gas rings and conventional oven, salamander grill, fryer/combi oven, deep freeze and blast chiller facility.