13th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta 2010 @ Citymall
Apart from Hotels, aspiring Chefs and hoteliers from local institutions of higher learning (private and Public) also compete with each other.
As a matter of fact this grand event traces its humble origin from a group of hospitality students from Asia Tourism International College (formerly Asian Tourism Institute), who organised an inter-institution competition in culinary.
Close up of the cupcakes
Raw Ingredients, herbs spices for the cooking competition
These were some of the Cold Dish display competition.
Cold dish display is categorised into Meat and Seafood category.
An interesting chocolate artwork, yes, this is acually a chocolate piece, painstakingly painted over by collors.
Judges on site to inspect progress
Wedding cake display
These are made from real chocolate, inedible though, as hardening agents was sprayed over to maintain firmness under harsh condition
Contestans of competition were given a mysterious meat hidden in a "black box", hence all do not know what to cook beforehand. Contestants are then tested on their ability to come up with the appropriate recipe at the 11th hour based on the suitablity of the meat. This year, that particular mysterious meat is, simple enought, chicken. You never, know perhaps we'll have a more exotic dish in a form of Deer Meat?
Judges in action
Isn't it hard being a food judge?