FHA CULINARY CHALLENGE – CULINARY CATEGORIES

A culinary showdown amongst best-of-class chefs in a series of thematic challenges.

In association with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs), supported by the Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA) and regional chefs’ associations, the FHA Culinary Challenge (FCC) is the arena for culinary talents from around the world to display their gastronomic skills and be accredited by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges recognised by WorldChefs.

 FCC – Culinary Categories will kick off the programme at FHA-Food & Beverage from 5 to 8 September 2022. At FHA-HoReCa held from 25 to 28 October 2022, the FCC – Patisserie Categories will take place featuring Practical Cake Decoration alongside other dessert and pastry activities.

KEY JUDGES

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Time Category Venue
07:00 – 8:55 Class 7, 8, 9 Hall 9
07:00 – 18:45 Class 10, 11, 12, 13 Hall 7
Session 1: 10:00 – 11:00
Session 2: 13:00 – 14:00
Young Chef Skills Challenge Hall 9
15:00 – 16:30 Singapore Cuisine Team Challenge Hall 9
06:45 – 14:00 Gourmet Team Challenge Hall 9
Category Venue Time
11:00 – 18:45 Class 11, 13, 15 Hall 7
15:00 – 16:30 Singapore Cuisine Team Challenge Hall 9
06:45 – 14:00 Gourmet Team Challenge Hall 9
Category Venue Time
07:00 – 18:45 Class 10, 11, 12 Hall 7
15:00 – 16:30 Singapore Cuisine Team Challenge Hall 9
18:45 – 14:00 Gourmet Team Challenge Hall 9

Competition Overview

CULINARY
INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE
PATISSERIE
INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE
Culinary Art Display
Class 1 – Plated Dishes
Class 2 – Tapas / Finger Food
Patisserie Practical
Class 8 – Practical Cake Decoration
Practical Hot Cooking
Class 3 – Main Course Meat / Poultry / Game
Class 4 – Main Course Fish / Seafood
Class 5 – Main Course East Meets West Cuisine
Class 6 – Vegetarian
Patisserie Art Display
Class 9 – Themed Cake
Class 10 – Plated Desserts
Class 11 – Petits Fours or Pralines
Class 12 – Pastry Showpiece
Class 13 – Artistic Sculpture
TEAM CHALLENGE
Class 7 – Apprentice Team Challenge

Register as a Competitor

Registration Process

Date

Registration Batch 1 – Priority Booking
Priority booking period for competitors who retained registrations from FHA Culinary Challenge 2020. Event was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
1 to 14 May 2022
Registration Batch 2 – All Participants 20 May 2022
Registration Close 15 June 2022
Confirmation of Participation by the Organiser By 15 July 2022
Submission of Necessary Information/Document By 30 July 2022

Registration Fees

FHA CULINARY CHALLENGE – CATEGORIES

FOR SINGAPORE COMPETITORS (INCLUSIVE OF 7% GST)

FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS (NO GST)

Individual Challenge SGD80.25 SGD75.00
Apprentice Team Challenge SGD160.50 SGD150.00

Registration fees are not refundable. Each participant to consider competition requirements and other participation essentials such as travel arrangement and time outlay prior registering.

Judges

CHEF OTTO WEIBEL
Head Judge, FHA Culinary Challenge 2022

Chef Otto Weibel is one of the most respected veterans in Singapore food and beverage industry. He was the President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA) since 1990 and continues to serve as the Honorary President Mentor of SCA from 2005 till now.

As the honourary life member and approved judge of the World Association of Chefs’Societies, Chef Weibel has been the Chief Judge of various local and international culinary competitions that took place in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai and many more countries. His culinary expertise has also won him many awards, among them are Awards of Excellence, SCA 1999, Chef Restaurateur of the Year, International Foods Beverage Forum, 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award, World Gourmet Summit, Singapore, 2001 and Gold Medal of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Paris, 2003.

DR RICK STEPHEN CMC HON YOUNGSAN UNIVERSITY
Chairman, Culinary Competition Committee,
World Association of Chefs’ Societies

Dr Rick Stephen has been instrumental in the growth of the culinary profession. Having once an active presence in the competition arena winning many awards and accolades, he has offered guidance and support which contributes to the success of a number of chefs doing well in many competitions and in the culinary profession in Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and Australia. Dr Stephen was elected as the Continental Director for Asia in May 2011 under the World Association of Chefs‘ Societies (WACS) banner covering 21 countries. As part of the WACS Congress Committee, he organised and ran the IFK competition in Korea, and did all the final preparation for the World Finals of the Global Chef and Hans Bueschkens competition since 2008. In continuing his efforts to improve the industry and as part of his WACS involvement in the region, Dr Stephen has conducted WACS approved courses and has been an instigator in training and working with young chefs.

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