Wednesday, March 10, 2010
STUDENTS GEAR UP FOR SALTFISH CULINARY CHALLENGE 2010
Chef Colin Hylton's Saltfish Pasta
Chef Anthony Miller's Sugarcane Skewered Saltfish
CULINARY STUDENTS GEAR UP FOR SALTFISH CULINARY CHALLENGE 2010
Kingston, Jamaica, March 3, 2010: The second annual Saltfish Culinary Challenge dubbed this year as ‘Me and My Family' Saltfish from Norway event will be held on Sunday March 21 at the HEART Runaway Bay Academy.
Students from the University of Technology and the Heart Academy have been invited to prepare a creative and innovative saltfish dish with the assistance of a family member. Ten culinary students will be selected as finalists to present on the day of the Challenge.
The winning student will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Dominican Republic in October later this year for its annual Saltfish Festival. Second and third place teams will receive kitchen utensils and appliances valued at $150,000 and $100,000 respectively.
The Challenge follows on the ‘Saltfish Culinary Adventure’, the successful culinary workshops held in 2008 and 2009 and sponsored by Seafood from Norway. The exclusive workshops, have featured renowned Brazilian culinary artist, Chef Dada, and Norwegian Chef, Sven Erik Renaa, who shared new and non-traditional methods of creating tasty, gourmet style saltfish dishes.
Espen Hanson, Marketing Manager, Norwegian Seafood Export Council is excited about this Challenge. “Through initiatives such as these we will continue to encourage the use of saltfish in exciting and creative ways and build awareness of the product while promoting its value and versatility.”
The distinguished judges for the ‘Me and Family Challenge’ are Champion Chefs of the Seafood Culinary Challenge 2009, Anthony Miller, Executive Chef, Couples Swept Away, Colin Hilton, Owner and Chef, Guilt Trip and 2nd place winner, Chef Debe-Ann Chen. The main criteria for the judging of the saltfish dishes are creativity/originality, taste/flavour and presentation.