Marriott Junior Chefs Championship 2019 celebrates and supports young culinary talents in the final round of the annual competition
published : 13 Aug 2019 at 10:52
Bangkok, Thailand, 9 August 2019 – The challenge and the fun returns with Marriott’s Junior Chefs Championship 2019, a competition for young and aspiring chefs from Bangkok hotels under Marriott International. Ingredients from both sea and land are meticulously created into an array of savory and sweet dishes to be judged by culinary experts and members of the press at CULINEUR, The Emporium Tower, on August 8, 2019 between 09.00 to 18.00hrs.
“At Marriott we put people first,” says Carsten Siebert Area Director of Operations - Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar at Marriott International. “Our people first culture has consistently earned us awards and recognition around the globe. Giving associates opportunities to grow and succeed is part of the company’s DNA. Especially in the culinary discipline, we motivate and encourage our chefs to find their full potential, be creative, and at the same time, care about environmental sustainability.”
All 79 applicants are Junior chefs, holding the position of Commis 1, 2, 3 to Demi Chef. The competition consists of different categories, including appetizer, main course with ingredients from land or sea and plated dessert made with local produce according to Marriott’s “Farm to Table” and zero food waste concept. “The winning dishes will be featured on future primary menus as a 'special dish' says Carsten Siebert.
Applicants are judged by a panel of culinary experts, Marriott’s representatives and press. Criteria do not include only the taste and the presentation of the food, but also culinary skills, food quality, hygiene, waste management, food concept and storytelling.