|WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 19, 2003... Raising the culinary bar to
new heights, six competitions created a new level of excitement at the
8th annual IH/M&RS Chefs’ Championships, when top chefs and talented
novices competed in live cooking flights during the 88th annual International
Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS), November 8-11, 2003,
at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Cash prizes and American Culinary Federation (ACF) medals and continuing education certification points were awarded for individual competitions featuring duck, veal, clams and buffalo; a team competition featuring veal and buffalo; and “Grand Marnier La Competition,” a student/instructor competition for sweet and savory dishes.
Individual competitions awarded first, second and third place cash prizes, for $2,500, $1500 and $750 respectively. “Grand Marnier La Competition” awarded first and second place cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively, in both the sweet and savory categories. Prizes were paid directly to the winning schools’ scholarship programs.
IH/M&RS 2003 CHEFS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNERS
“This year, The IH/M&RS Chefs’ Championships attracted some of the best chefs in the country. The competition allows them to display their skills and creativity, and be recognized by their industry colleagues for their achievements,” said Gerry Murphy, culinary director.
The competition format was based on ACF guidelines, with participants judged on organization, cooking skills, culinary techniques and taste. Judges were: Brad Barnes, CMC, executive chef, 42nd Street Hilton (New York, NY); Ron Desantis, CMC, dean, Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY); and Ed Leonard, CMC, executive chef, Westchester Country Club (Rye, NY).
The Chefs’ Championships are coordinated by the IH/M&RS and the ACF. Culinary director for the IH/M&RS Chefs’ Championships is Gerry Murphy from the Westchester/Lower Fairfield County ACF Chapter. The ACF is an organization of professional chefs, pastry chefs, culinary educators, cooks, and related professionals serving the food industry. The objective of the ACF is to promote the culinary profession and the advancement of its members.
The 89th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®).
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