Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Culinary Competition is Saturday at Cincinnati State

Who: Ten aspiring young chefs

What: Cincinnati Bailliage 2008 Young Chef Rotisseurs Competition

When: Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m.; awards ceremony 6 p.m.

Where: Midwest Culinary Institute, housed in the Advanced Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) on the Clifton campus

Background: This is a competition for young chefs (age 27 and below) from the Greater Cincinnati area. It’s sponsored by the Midwest Culinary Institute and the Cincinnati chapter, or bailliage, of the “Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs,’’ which bills itself as the oldest gastronomic organization in the world.

Details: Contestants will be required to plan and prepare a three-course meal for four people from a basket of ingredients they will not have seen in advance. Winners will be picked by a panel of judges and announced at an awards ceremony Saturday evening. Members of the Cincinnati Baillage will be on hand to observe part of the competition and awards ceremony, and will dine Saturday night at the Summit, the fine dining restaurant operated by the Midwest Culinary Institute.

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