I was asked to judge a culinary competition yesterday by the Catholic School Board and those students blew me away.
The other thing I should mention is I was out of my league. This was a very serious and detailed when it came to judging with categories like sanitation and waste of food to how they plate it and the temperature of what was served. It was definitely designed to teach the students about working in a restaurant setting. It really was High Shool Master Chef.
Here are the final plates I got to judge and they were all fantastic and well above the creativity and class I’ve ever shown in the kitchen. All the students brought their “A” game and kocked it out of the park. There were no losers on this day.
The event was very well organized with chefs and other culinary experts from the community volunteering their time and the students really seemed to enjoy the challenge and the feedback they got from the panel of judges.
There was not only the Master Chef style competition at St.Matthew’s yesterday but a cheesecake and cake decorating category. Check out these beautiful cakes like their were done by Buddy of Cake Boss. These students took the challenge head on and produced some amazing results.
Special thanks to Chef Luc McCabe from the Nav Centre who helped guide me through the complex judging process and teach me a boat load of cool stuff about the fine art of cuisine. Also, listening to him give those young chefs advice and tips afterwards was very neat. Great job by all invloved.