Neil and I had judging duties and had to be on deck at 5.30am for the start of competitions at 7am The team meanwhile had to get their registrations organised and then they headed off to Woo Song University where they have spent the day busily preparing for their competition on Weds morning. For the team everything has now come together, all is ready and now it comes down to they and what they achieve over 5 & 1/2 hrs on Wednesday, and the judges of course and how they interpret their work.
Today saw the first seven teams competing and all put in a really good effort, I saw some good work and some interesting work. The stand out for the day for me was the teams from Canada and Honk Kong. Though not having been on the judging tasting panel I had no idea what their finished product was like.
This evening has been taken up with the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th WACS Congress. Chefs and hospitality types from around the world have gathered for this biennial event and it was an evening spent catching up with old friends, some whom haven't been seen since the previous Congress in Santiago, Chile, and some from since before that. But as with every Congress there are new faces and new connections to be made.
The team are now locked and loaded and ready for the final push, this time tomorrow we will know the results of their efforts.
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