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And the winner was……
Gold Medal & best in class
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa
Apple crisp with fresh Asian flavours
Hazlenut crispy base, apple marmalade, spiced apple foam, blown sugar filled with spiced apple sorbet, apple espuma, fresh apples and gilded hazlenuts.
2nd place: Gold Medal -
Congratulations to all the other finalists!
What is Dessert of the year?
All entrants must submit designs for an original plated dessert for fine dining service before the closing date. For the first time, all designs had to include an ingredient from Callebaut and serviceware from Continental Chef Supplies’s FIGGJO range. Finalists were required to attend at Hotelympia 2014 to prepare 2 portions of their dessert from scratch within 1 hour 45 mins.
We were listed as class LT15 in the live theatre schedule.
Changes in 2014
As previously communicated during the application process, moving to The Salon Culinaire prompted us to make some changes to the rules
New time allowance -
Only 2 plates required to be presented (not 4 as previous years)
Competitors to supply all raws.
Finalists will be contacted by the APC regarding product samples once letters have been sent out by the Salon organisers.
Competitors must use an item from each sponsor
How did you do the paper judging?
All entries are evaluated completely blind -
Who judged the final?
The APC selects all judges for the Dessert Of The Year final, the 2014 judges were….
Who were the finalists?
The 10 finalists for DOTY 2014 are……..
Benoit Jabouille, Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa.
Sam Pugh, Sam Joseph
Biju Joshwa, Marriott Hotel County Hall
Knut Harald Sordal, Norway.
Zac Dearden, Design House Restaurant
Xavier Torne, Simon Rogan at Claridge’s
Gerard Chouet, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Melissa Paul, William Curley
Chris Hurter, Sixtyone Restaurant
Joakim Prat, Greenhouse Restaurant
APC Members paid no application charge!
Any APC member will have their DOTY entry fee paid for by the APC -
This is a good way to get free entry to the competition!
Looking at it another way, you can get your APC member ship for almost half price-