Chef Chad Sarno, VP of Culinary Wellness at Rouxbe OnlineCooking School is to lead the judging panel at this years Antigua Charter YachtShow‘s Annual Chefs Competition
The 14th Annual outing of the Chefs Competition opens on Friday 15th November 2013 at 9:00am Eastern Caribbean time ( GMT -4).
Chefs need to pre register to enter
After the competition the Chef will be holding a Seminar/Demonstration and Question/ Answer session on Wednesday 11th December from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the Copper & Lumber Store. Entry fee US$20 for show attendees
The theme for this years competition is a Plant-Based Haute Cuisine, Caribbean Luncheon
- Only using 100% plant based ingredients in all dishes
- No dairy or dairy derived ingredients such as (cheese, dairy milks, cream, and butter)
- No meat, or animal derived products (eggs, meat, and seafood)
- Dishes can highlight raw and cooked dishes
- Health should be a key factor when creating menus
Healthy cuisine does not mean sacrifice in taste or lack in high-end presentation. This year we are challenging your skills with solely plant-based cuisine. With the health crisis’s we face in most western countries, plant-based cuisine is not only a huge growing trend, but a need.
This year’s competition will be for chefs to showcase their best in the realm of plant centered dishes and offering a healthy luncheon menu. The challenge is to highlight the intersection of delicious and beautifully presented haute cuisine with a healthy plant-based menu.
Judging criteria will be based on, but not limited to: presentation, creativity, taste and healthfulness of the overall menu presented.
Chad Sarno is a chef, presenter and culinary educator. He has brought his unique culinary style to a vast array of projects throughout his career.
Spanning from his current role as the VP of Culinary Wellness at Rouxbe Online Culinary School, to the development of course curriculum, innovative food concepts and the health and wellness initiatives for Whole Foods Market’s global healthy eating program, which followed the launch of his international boutique restaurant chain from Istanbul to London.
Chad has been contributing chef to numerous cookbooks as well as featured in many national publications along with being a guest on dozens of national morning shows, and food focused programs on television and radio internationally over the years.
In 2012, Chad has teamed up with best selling author, Kris Carr to write the New York Times Best Seller, Crazy Sexy Kitchen.