The first "Green Chefs Battle©" 2021 in Maastricht was a great experience!
On Wednesday 13 October, students of the Cas Spijkers Academy competed on the exhibition floor of BBB Maastricht for the title 'Green Chef 2021'. This entirely fruit- and plant-based competition is a collaboration between BBB Maastricht, the Cas Spijkers Academy, Culinaire Saisonnier, the Gastronomisch Gilde and We're Smart. Together, they have the ambition to let the Green Chef grow into a Benelux school competition for students of all catering trade schools.
During the cooking competition, 6 teams of 2 persons prepared a complete fruit- and plant-based starter and main dish. They presented their dishes to a professional jury consisting of Frank Fol of We're Smart, Philippe Schroeven of Culinaire Saisonnier magazine and a representative of the Culinary Team The Netherlands (CTTN).
Besides a cooking competition, there was also a service competition in which students are challenged to prepare a non-alcoholic cocktail (mocktail) at the table based on fermented vegetable or fruit juices and to give their view on sustainability.
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The winner of the cooking contest received a generous package put together by the sponsors of the battles. The package includes a report in the Culinaire Saissonier magazine.