Competition

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Upcoming Competitions

Past Competition Results


Upcoming Competitions

2014 Spring Culinary Salon
Competition and Certification

April 26 & 27, 2014

L'École Culinaire

9811 South Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO  63124

Everyone is invited to come and view the competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

This will be an ACF sanctioned culinary salon and medals will be awarded. The decision of the judges will be final.

Information for Competitors:

Competition categories being held are:

  • Contemporary Hot Food “K 1-9” Series
  • Contemporary Patisserie "P 1-2" Series
  • Cold Food Salon (Categories A, B, C, and D)
  • Student Contemporary Hot Food "SK 1-9" Series
  • Student Contemporary Patisserie "P 1-2" Series

 

Certification testing will also be performed.

Full rules and specifications of the competitions can be downloaded by clicking here.

Competition Fees:

Individual Competition and Certification
      ACF Members      $100 per individual
      Non-Members      $200 per individual

Registrations must be received and paid for by April 19, 2014.

To download and print a registration form, please click here.

To register, please download the registration form, fill it out, and return it with your entry fee to (or you may pay your entry fee on-line at http://www.stlchefs.org):

Executive Chef Anthony Haacke
476 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis MO 63108
Phone: 314-361-2100
Fax:     314-361-2275
E-mail: cheftony@rcstl.com

Make checks payable to:

      Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.

Directions to L'École Culinaire

From Downtown St. Louis:

  • Take I-64 / Hwy 40 westbound.
  • Exit at CLAYTON Blvd and turn LEFT onto Clayton.
  • Immediately turn LEFT again onto S. OUTER 40 Drive.

 

From West St. Louis County:

  • Take I-64 / Hwy 40 eastbound.
  • Exit at LINDBERGH Blvd and turn RIGHT onto Lindbergh.
  • Turn left onto CLAYTON Blvd.
  • Drive past Warson Road and then turn RIGHT onto S. OUTER 40 Drive.

 

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2014 Annual PFG Student Competition 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

L'Ecole Culinaire

9811 South Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO 63124

Since 2006, PERFORMANCE Foodservice Middendorf has proudly sponsored a culinary competition among all the culinary programs in the St. Louis area. Each school puts together a 5-person team to compete for scholarship money for their school.

For this year's competition, the classical entree is has not yet been determined.

While the total scholarship amounts may vary by year, the school which wins the competition receives a generous scholarship from PFG. The second and third place schools and all remaining participating schools receive declining amounts in scholarship funds.

The competition consists of two phases:

  • An 80 minute relay-style skills competition.
  • A 90 minute hot-food cooking competition featuring a fish starter, salad, Escoffier's Classical Chicken, and a dessert.

The competition is held annually in the spring in conjunction with the Chefs de Cuisine Spring Salon and Certification.

For further information, contact:

Tom Maertz
tmaertz@pfgc.com


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2014 St. Louis Chefs'
Student Culinary Showcase

September date to be determined

4th Annual St. Louis Chefs Student Culinary Showcase will take place Saturday, September xx, 2014 at The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College. This is a single-competitor style competition, and is focused SOLELY on students. We are offering the following categories for competing:

Category SA

  • SA-1 Cold platter of meat, beef, veal, lamb or pork
  • SA-2 Cold platter of fish and/or shellfish
  • SA-3 Cold platter of poultry
  • SA-4 Cold platter of game
  • SA-5 One cold hors d’oeuvres selection, served with appropriate sauces and garnishes
  • SA-6 Eight varieties of tapas or finger foods, hot or cold, or combination of hot and cold—presented cold


Category SC

  • SC-1 Single-tier, decorated celebration cake
  • SC-2 One buffet platter of fancy cookies, chocolates, or petit fours
  • SC-3 Six different individual hot or cold desserts, displayed cold.
  • SC-4 Wedding cake


Category SD

  • SD- Showpiece - ice, vegetables, fruits, tallow, saltillage, pastillage, chocolate, marzipan, or cooked sugar


Category SK

  • SK-1 Rock Cornish Game Hen, Chicken or Duck
  • SK-2 Bone-In Pork Loin
  • SK- 3 Bone-In Veal Loin or Rack
  • SK- 4 Bone-In Lamb Loin or Rack
  • SK-5 Game Birds
  • SK- 6 Bone-In Game
  • SK-7 Whole Rabbit
  • SK- 8 Live Lobster
  • SK-9 Fish


Category SP

  • SP-1 — Hot /Warm Dessert
  • SP-2 — Composed Cold Dessert

Click here to download the Official ACF Student Competition Rules

 

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2014 Fall Culinary Salon
and
Chef of the Year Culinary Challenge

September date tbd

Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College

2700 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 64114-1108

 

Everyone is invited to come and view the competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

This will be an ACF sanctioned culinary salon and medals will be awarded. The decision of the judges will be final.

Information for Competitors:

Competition categories being held are:

•    Contemporary “K 1-9” Series
•    Cold Food Salon (Categories A, B, C, and D)

Full rules and specifications of the competitions can be downloaded by clicking here.

Competition Fees:

Individual Competition
      ACF Members      $100 per individual
      Non-Members      $200 per individual

Registrations must be received and paid for by September xx, 2013.

To download and print a registration form, please click here.

To register, please download the registration form, fill it out, and return it with your entry fee to (or you may pay your entry fee on-line at http://www.stlchefs.org):

 

Executive Chef Brian Hardy
One McKnight Place
St. Louis Mo. 63124
Fax (314) 372-2385
E-mail bhardy@thegatesworth.com

 

Make checks payable to:

      Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.

Directions to CIS at Hickey College

From anywhere:
•  Take LINDBERGH Blvd to the the MIDLAND / DORSETT exit and exit east.
•  Take an immediate first left at Brouster and drive one block.
•  Take another left on Van Cleve and drive one block to the school.

 

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Past Competition Results

PFG Student Culinary Competition

Friday, March 15, 2013
Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College

PFG Logo

Three culinary programs in the St. Louis area sent teams to the Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College on Friday, March 15 to compete in the 4th annual Performance Foodservice Student Culinary Challenge 2013. The 5 person teams competed in two phases of competition:

  • An 80 minute relay-style skills competition
  • A 90 minute hot-food cooking competition featuring a fish starter, salad, an Escoffier entree, and a dessert

 

A big, big thanks goes to Performance Foodservice Middendorf and American Roland for gathering the scholarship funds for the schools!

Place SchoolScholarship
Amount
Medal
1st Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College
Justin Keimon, coach
  • Andrew Tivilik
  • Chris Coggins
  • Jessica Bernucho
  • Maria Adriano
  • Keith Coulon
$1500 Bronze
2nd L'Ècole Culinaire
Chris VanNorman, coach
  • Mary Holt
  • Christina Fitzgerald
  • Deanna Lopez
  • Adam Kuhn
  • Danielle O'Joe
$1000 Diploma
3rd Le Cordon Bleu St. Louis
Tim Shelp, coach
  • Terry Kopplemann
  • Emilee Prucker-Fortier
  • Chelsea Arpin
  • Jessica Bacon
  • David Szalanski
$500 Diploma


Special Thanks to:

  • Performance Foodservice- Middendorf
  • Sam Reynolds
  • Mike Martin
  • Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students of Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College
  • Chris Desens
  • Casey Shiller
  • Brian Hardy

 

Judges:

  • J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC
  • Anthony Haacke, CEC

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Missouri State Junior Hot Food Team Finals

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College

Historically, Missouri has had only 1 Junior Hot Foods Team that has wanted to compete at the annual ACF Central Region Conference competitions, namely our own chapter's team. This year, two culinary schools within the state have wanted the opportunity to represent Missouri. Therefore, a state-wide competition was needed to determine who would represent Missouri. Other states, such as Illinois, have used a similar competition to determine their representatitve.

Consequently, a committee composed of representatives of the interested schools and Chefs de Cuisine worked to define the parameters for such a competition. The competition will rotate among the localities of the participating schools over the coming years.

We welcome the increased interest in student/junior hot food team competitions. It can only serve to improve the quality of all the teams and their resopective institutions.

The winner of this year's competition will represent Missouri at the ACF Central Region Conference competition to be held in Little Rock, April 28th through May 1st.

Place School 
1st St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine
Dan Holtgrave and Rod Laurentius, coaches
  • Dayton Bell
  • Carson Burks
  • Taliilani Hood
  • Matt Schultz
  • Clinton Smith
Silver
2nd College of the Ozarks
Robert Stricklin, coach
  • Joy E. Hunt
  • Lindsey Whitener
  • Hannah B. Burke
  • Darina Jutras
  • Hadassah Hirsher
Bronze
3rd Le Cordon Bleu St. Louis
Tim Shelp, coach
  • Terry Kopplemann
  • Emilee Prucker-Fortier
  • Chelsea Arpin
  • Jessica Bacon
  • David Szalanski
Bronze

 

Judges:

  • J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC
  • Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC
  • Anthony Haacke, CEC

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Chefs de Cuisine Spring Competition and Certification Salon

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2013
Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College

Student K Competition
Joey Lemoine
St. Louis Community College Forest Park
Bronze

 

Professional K Competition
Tim Leonhardi
St. Louis Country Club
Silver
Bruce Piatek II
Le Cordon Bleu St. Louis
Bronze

 

Judges:

  • Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC
  • Chris Desens, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Anthony Haacke, CEC

 

Certification Testing
Chris Kramer CEC
Heather Roehl CWPC
Geoff Kohl CSC
Bobby Trampier CSC
Michael Honeywell CPC


Certification Evaluators:

  • Chris Desens, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Anthony Haacke, CEC
  • Susie Judy, CEPC

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Chef Dan Holtgrave
Wins
2014 Chef of the Year

Chef Dan Holtgrave beat out Chef Rod Laurentius in a face-to-face competition to become Chefs de Cuisine's 2014 Chef of the Year. The COY competition was part of the 2013 Fall Culinary Salon, held at the Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th.

Chef Holtgrave will be fêted at our annual Chef of the Year Dinner Gala, to be held on Sunday, November 10th at the River City Casino.

Heather Roehl
Wins
2014 Junior Chef of the Year

The Junior Chef of the Yeart competition was won by Heather Roehl over fellow junior chef David Stuckel.

Congratulations to Chef Dan Holtgrave
and to Heather Roehl !


2013
Fall Culinary Salon Results

On Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29, the 2013 Fall Culinary Salon was held at The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College.

The competition started with a the Student Culinary Showcase, a competition geared solely to students. This allowed an opportunity for students to showcase their talents in an ACF-sanctioned competition without the tension of having to compete alongside senior, more seasoned competition veterans. An impressive number of students, 14, showed up to compete this day.

Following the student competition, 2 professional chefs competed in Category K/P and Cold Foods competitions.

 Congratulations to all the Participants!

Student Competition

Christopher Coggins Gold Student K/P
Justin Harmon Silver Student K/P
Roger Jackson Silver Student K/P
Drew Sedlack Silver Student K/P
Annmarie Goerisch Bronze Student K/P
John Meckels Bronze Student K/P
Joseph Nilges Bronze Student K/P
Wauneen Rucker Bronze Student Cold Food
Rebekah Shephard Bronze Student K/P
Nelson Corliss Culinary Diploma Student K/P
Tori Hefley Culinary Diploma Student Cold Food
Leisa Johnson Culinary Diploma Student Cold Food
Joshua Klemke Culinary Diploma Student K/P
Heather Young Culinary Diploma Student K/P

 

Professional Competition

Paul Frintrup Culinary Diploma Category K
Bruce Piatek Culinary Diploma Category K

 

The Judges for this event were:

  • Kevin Gawronski, CMC
  • Randy Torres, CEC, AAC
  • Chris Desens, CEC, CCA, AAC

 

Special Thanks go out to:

  • Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College
  • The Gatesworth
  • Sheraton Chalet Westport
  • Anthony Lyons
  • Brian Hardy
  • Chris Desens
  • Casey Shiller
  • Students of CISL

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