American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Youth Team USA earned a silver medal in the hot kitchen and culinary studio competition during the team’s final day ofcompetition at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Art Competition, or “culinary Olympics,” Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Erfurt, Germany.
Today, the team competed in two categories: hot kitchen and culinary studio. In the hot kitchen, the team prepared 110 dishes. Then, just a few hours later in the culinary studio, team members showcased their culinary skill as designated team members prepared a duck course and dessert in 30 minutes. Teams were
evaluated on mise en place and cleanliness preparation, correct professional preparation of food, arrangement and presentation/innovation, and taste.
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA—Awards Summary
Today’s silver medal win is in addition to the team’s gold medal in cold food, earned Monday, Oct. 20. Now, all 20 youth teams wait for judges to tally points. The overall “culinary Olympic” winner of the junior-national culinary teams will be announced at the final awards ceremony tomorrow.