Thursday, March 10, 2011

Southwest Regional Jeune Commis Competition

Last weekend one of our students Steven Vale competed in the jeune commis (young chef) competition hosted by the southwest region of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.  The competition was held in San Antonio, Texas.  The competition is a mystery (market) basket competition where the chefs are given a basket of ingredients that they must use in creating a three course menu.  They have 30 minutes to write their menu; followed by a three hour window to cook their menu.  The chefs must produce four plates of each course.  It is mandatory that they utilize at least 50% of each ingredient in their basket.  At the end of the three hour cooking window the chefs have thirty minutes to plate their creations.
Steven did not win the contest but he did very well.  We are all proud of his efforts.  Steven has the opportunity to compete two more times in this competition.

           from left to right:  Chef Bartosh, Steven Vale, Chef Mary Bass
Chef Bass was the primary coach for Steven as he prepared for the competition.

Until next time, Happy Eating.
Chef Leslie Bartosh, CEC, FMP
Alvin College Culinary Arts
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, Texas  77511

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