2004 Taipei Chinese Culinary Exhibition World Culinary Contest I. The Contest (I) Domestic Contestant Briefing: May 2004 (exact date to be announced) (II) International Contestant Briefing: Before August 11, 2004 (upon arrival of all teams) (III) Preliminary Contest: August 12 - 13, 2004 (Thursday- Friday) (IV) Semi Final Contest: August 14, 2004 (Saturday) (V) Final Contest: August 15, 2004 (Sunday) ※Local teams from Taiwan must pass the qualifying round before proceeding to the Preliminary Contest. II. Contest Rules (1) Each team must comprise one leader and four members. The team leader will be responsible for preparation and logistics, and may participate in cooking during the contest. Teams shall prepare their own ingredients and are allowed 3 hours to cook and display an 8-course menu for 4 people and 4 judges, each dish on a separate plate. (2) The contestants shall arrange the 4 people's servings on the standard display table for judging and post-competition public viewing. (3) For the teams advancing to the final, no change of members is allowed from the original line-up who participated in the preliminary and semi final rounds. (4) Teams advancing to the Final Contest may not necessarily prepare the same dishes as in the preliminary and semi final rounds. (5 )Details of the Contests : ＊ Recipes and name of the dishes must be made available in the kitchens for judges viewing. ＊ International/western ingredients with at least one Chinese ingredient must be used to produce modernized Chinese cuisine. ＊ Example: goose liver could be mixed with Chinese ingredients or sauces to produce a Chinese dish. ＊ Example: bean curd or bamboo could be processed in Western style to get an innovative product. (6) For Preliminary and Semi- Final Contests: ＊ One cold platter: prepare for 4 persons and 4 judges, each served on the individual plates. The ingredients may be cooked in advance, but cutting, carving and garnishing have to be done during the contest. ＊ Two hot seafood dishes: Seafood must be used as main ingredient, and could be accompanied by secondary ingredients. All ingredients can be washed and cleaned in advance but must be cut, carved and cooked on the spot. ＊ Two hot poultry meat dishes: Poultry meat must be used as main ingredient, and could be accompanied by secondary ingredients. All ingredients can be washed and cleaned in advance but must be cut, carved and cooked on the spot. ＊ One hot vegetable dish: Vegetables must be used as main ingredient, and could be accompanied by secondary ingredients. All ingredients can be washed and cleaned in advance but must be cut, carved and cooked on the spot. ＊ One hot soup: Soup-stock can be prepared in advance. All other ingredients must be cut and cooked on the spot. ＊ One dessert: Dough or the fillings can be prepared in advance. All other ingredients should be processed on the spot. ＊ Vegetable/fruit sculpture: includes garnish and presentation: Vegetables and fruits can be sculptured before the competition but it will not be given any points. Set up and assemble works should be done during the contest. (7) For the Final Contest: ＊ The contest organizer will provide basic cooking ingredients to the finalists on the day of the final contest. ＊ The ingredients must be used for the seven specific courses; -one cold platter, one hot platter one hot or cold soup, one seafood dish, one meat dish, one vegetable dish, one sweet or salty dessert. III. Contest Schedule Preliminary Rounds Preliminary Rounds Semi Final Round Final Round Hours Class Hours On August 12 Hours On August 13 Hours On August 13 On August 13 World Culinary Contest 09: 00~12: 00 08: 30~11: 30 08:30 ~ 11:30 10:00 ~ 14:00 World Culinary Contest 13: 00~16: 00 12: 30~15: 30 12:30 ~ 15:30 Schedule Details 1. Contestants must report to the contest administrator within 40 minutes prior to their contest time for material preparation and inspection. 2. Contestants must stand by at the designated contest kitchen 15 minutes before the start of the contest. Judges will brief all contestants. Five points will be deducted from the team's average score for late arrival. 3. At the sound of the first whistle or gong, the contest will begin. 4. Contestants will be reminded 30 minutes before the end of contest time. 5. The second sound of the whistle or gong will mark the completion of the contest. Admission to the Arena 1. Domestic contestants may enter the arena with tickets to be provided after registration. 2. International contestants may enter the arena with Entrance Passes issued by the administrator. 3. Contestants who need to enter the arena before the opening time, to produce the Contestant Check-In Form before getting their tickets or passes as mentioned above. IV. Facility and Equipment provided by the Contest Administrator (I) Equipment for each team Item Quantity Item Quantity Item Quantity Item Quantity Steamer (aluminum, with two Express cooking stoves 2 1 Slicing Knife 1 Snack board (4535cm) 1 tiers) Oven with upper and lower temp Long plastic cutting 1 Woks 2 Chopping Knife 1 2 control boards Refrigerator with freezer and Deep frying wok with 1 Wok Ladles 2 Scissors 1 1 cooler filter Double sink with tap water 1 Spatula 1 Peeler 1 Skimmer 1 Work stations Steeled bowl 2 Soup Pot 1 Pastry Knife 1 5 (3 x 6 feet) (Diameter: 30cm) Steel plates for raw Working Chairs 2 Tasting Plates 12 Scale Remover 1 6 food Gas range lighter 1 Tasting Bowls 2 Egg Beater 1 Tin bowls 6 Presentation table Weighting scale ( Off Wall) (180 x 135cm)white 1 Chopsticks 10 pairs Cleaning towel 5 1 (3 Kg) table cloth Dark apron Seasoning table 1 Large and small steel spoon 5 each Kitchen paper towels 5 packs Cleaning kit 1 (II) Contestants may bring their own or apply for tableware from the Contest Administrator one month before the contest. Please indicate on the registration form the quantity, sizes and types of the chinaware required. 6- inch (18cm) round, flat and white plate 10- inch (30cm) round, flat and white plate small white bowl dish small white soup dish (III) Seasonings provided by Contest Administrator: Cooking Oil Rice Cooking Wine Corn Starch Powder Soybean Sauce Salt Oyster Sauce Sesame Oil Brown Sugar Chili Paste White Vinegar Pepper Powder Honey V. Scoring (I) Rules ＊ Dishes will be assessed for their flavor/taste, creativity/innovation , presentation/appearance, and sanitation/hygiene. ＊ All garnishes and carvings for dishes must be edible. ＊ All dishes must be prepared under the highest hygienic conditions. Artificial coloring or chemical additives (e.g. monosodium glutamate (MSG), de-foaming fluid, emulsifi artificial flavor) are not allowed. (II) Scoring Criteria: flavor/taste (40 points), creativity/innovation (30 points), presentation/appearance (20 points), and sanitation/hygiene (10 points) (III) Scoring Method ＊ Reasons for demerit points will be provided to contestants. ＊ Judges' scores will be added and averaged to arrive at the official score. ＊ Five points will be deducted for each violation. ＊ Violations include: arriving late, revealing identifiable names of individuals or team on finished dishes or uniforms, using forbidden seasonings, smuggling in forbidden semi-finished or finished products. ＊ Incomplete dishes will not earn any points. Contestants must stop work at the final whistle or gong. (IV) Judges ＊ Shall report to the contest administrator within 40 minutes prior to the contest time, and be prepared to conduct material inspection and scoring. ＊ Judges shall brief the contestants concerning the contest rules 15 minutes before the start. Evaluation should be conducted alone. Judges are discouraged to engage in any conversation with the contestants. ＊ Judges signature is required on the score sheets. (V) The official results will be released 60 minutes after the end of the second day's preliminary contest. The list of semi finalists will be announced and posted on the bulletin board in the arena and at the entrance. The official result of the semi final contest will be released 60 minutes after the end of semi final contest. Finalists must report to the Contest Administrator with regards to their participation for the Final Contest by then. The result of the Final Contest will be announced 60 minutes after the end of the Final Contest on Aug. 15. (VI) Awards Presentation Ceremony: All teams are invited to participate in the Awards Presentation Party on August 16 2004. VI. Awards: 1. The 4 teams scoring the highest points at their preliminary rounds will qualify for the semi-final contest on August 14 2004, while the 2 teams scoring the highest points at the semi final will advance to the final on August 15 2004. 2. Awards for the Final Contest: a. Golden Trophy: one award will be presented to the team scoring the highest points. b. Silver Trophy: one award will be presented to the team scoring the second highest points. c. Bronze Trophy: two awards will be presented to the two teams scoring the third and/or fourth highest points. ＊ Certificates in Chinese and English will be presented to team members that win the gold, silver, or bronze awards. d. Participating team members who did not qualify for the Final Contest will receive medals. VII. Contest Related Matters: (I) Participation: The contest is open to professional teams of 5 persons; a total of 8 teams are allowed.. i.e. 7 international teams and 1 domestic team. (II) Fees: 1. Registration Fees: Overseas competition teams are not required to pay a registration fee. Team members will be issued an entrance pass. 2. Activity Fees for Opening Ceremony, Award Presentation Ceremony, and Closing Party expenses will be fully sponsored by the Contest Administrator. 3. Contest Administrator will arrange one official coordinator, at no cost, for each team to provide assistance during the contest. 4. Preparation Room for Contestants: The Contest Administrator, facilitator, or sponsors will provide contestants with free refreshments. 5. Traveling: International team members, who need to tour, please contact the hotel or travel agents. (III) Related Regulations: 1. The Contest Organizer will not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of, exhibit, equipment, utensils or personal effects of competitors. 2. The Organizer reserves the right to rescind, modify or add of the above rules and regulations and their interpretation of these is final. They also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the whole competition event should it be deemed necessary. VIII. Registration 1. Please complete registration form with the details of all the team members, and fax to Contest Administration Office before April 30, 2004. Contest Administrator retains the right to reject applicants. 2. Please keep the copied registration form and mail the original copy together with the IDs or passports of the team members and registration fee to Contest Administration Office by May 31, 2004. Teams from Mainland China may register by April 30, 2004. 3. Please submit the Contestant Dish Form by June 30, 2004. Teams from Mainland China may do so by May 31, 2004 4. The above three stages must be completed in order for registration purpose and officially accepted teams will be notified by the Contest Administrator. 5. International contestants should apply for visas in advance. 6. Mailing address for Contest Administrator Office: World Culinary Contest, Taipei Chinese Culinary Exhibition Organizing Committee 6F-2, No. 2, Lane 77, Chung-Shan North Rd., Section 2, Taipei, 104, ROC TEL: (886) (2) 2568-4726 FAX: (886) (2) 2567-2291 Contact persons: Ms. Jia-Yin Lin and Ms. Sandy Wu 7. International teams are required to send detailed lists of team members, equipment, and materials to Ms. Jia-Yin Lin or Ms. Sandy Wu via fax (886) (2) 2567-2291 for Taiwan customs and declaration, at least 20 days before the contest. IX. Accommodation and Food Handling 1. Accommodations: If you will require food storage/handling facilities or other assistance from your hotel, please notify the hotel of such needs in advance of your arrival. Breakfast Double Service NO Hotel Name Title/Dept. of Contact Person Address Tel Fax E-mail Tax Incl. Gratuity incl. (two Room/Night Fee persons) Grand Hotel V.P. Chen 1 Jhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 4, (02) 2886-8888 1 (Taipei) (02) 2885-6088 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$2,100+10% ● Marketing/PR Hsing-chung Lane 1, Taipei 104 ext. 1022 Ambassador Customer Wang 63 Jhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 2, (02) 2551-1111 2 Hotel Taipei (02) 2561-7883 email@example.com NT$2,200 ● ● Service Dept Shui-chang Taipei 104 ext. 2218 Golden China (02) 2521-5151 3 Hotel Business Dept. Peng Chih-ming 306 Songjiang Rd., Taipei 104 ext. 320 (02) 2531-0680 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$2,700+10% ● ● ● Holiday Inn V.P. Business (02) 2715-0077 4 Asiaworld Taipei Dept. Chiang Li-feng 100 Dunhua N. Rd., Taipei 105 ext. 3505 (02) 2713-9967 email@example.com NT$3,135+10% ● ● ● 172 Jhongsiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, (02) 2781-2822 5 San Want Hotel Business Dept. Fang Chien-kuo Taipei 106 (02) 2772-8912 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$2,800+10% ● ● ● ext. 2432 Gloria Prince Manager, PR 6 Hotel Dept. Kuo Yi-chun 369 Linsen N. Rd., Taipei 104 (02) 2560-1276 (02) 2560-1387 Jean.Ko@gloriahotel.com NT$3,500 ● ● ● ● Caesar Park 38 Jhongsiao W. Rd., Sec. 1, (02) 2311-5150 7 Hotel Taipei PR Dept. Chen Yi-ching (02) 2331-5362 email@example.com NT$3,600+10% ● Taipei 100 ext. 2425 Imperial Hotel (02) 2596-5110 8 Taipei Business Dept. Liu Ai-mei 600 Linsen N. Rd., Taipei 104 (02) 2594-1958 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$3,900+10% ● ● ext. 2705 111 Minsheng E. Rd., Sec. 3, 9 Sherwood Taipei Business Dept. Li Chi-kung Taipei 105 (02) 2718-1188 (02) 2713-0707 email@example.com NT$4,800+10% ● ● ● Grand Hyatt (02) 2720-1200 10 Taipei Business Dept. Chang Ya-lun 2 Songshou Rd., Taipei 110 (02) 2720-1105 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$5,399+10% ● ext. 3502 Grand Formosa Customer 3 Jhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 2, 11 Regent Taipei Hsu Hsiu-ju (02) 2522-8124 (02) 2543-1643 email@example.com NT$5,500+10% ● Service Dept. Lane 39, Taipei 104 Marketing and 133 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 3, 12 Westin Taipei Business Dept. Kung Shih-yu Taipei 104 (02) 3518-3015 (02) 8770-5765 firstname.lastname@example.org NT$6,325 ● ● ● ※Notes: ＊ Grand Hotel: Budget Room without a view. Food or ingredient handling and storage facilities are only available for two teams. ＊ Ambassador Hotel Taipei: Double occupancy room including tax and service fee at NT$2,200, and with additional breakfast for two at NT$2,800. Single Room at NT$2,500 (including tax, service fee, and breakfast for one) ＊ Holiday Inn Asiaworld Taipei: NT$3,135+10% for standard guest room ＊ San Want Hotel: 1-4 guests: NT$3,200 (incl. tax, service fee, and breakfast); Groups of five or more: NT$2,800+10% (including tax, service fee, and breakfast). ＊ Gloria Prince Hotel: Guests requiring storage/food preparation facilities should notify the hotel of all relevant details in advance by fax. ＊ Sherwood Taipei: NT$4,800+10% (including tax, service fee, and breakfast for two); NT$4,500+10% (including tax, service fee, and breakfast for one) ＊ Grand Hyatt Taipei: NT$5,399+10% (tax inclusive). Price is subject to changes. Please contact the hotel for current pricing. ＊ Imperial Hotel Taipei: Foreign visitor price: NT$3,900+10% (including tax and breakfast for two); Local resident price (including overseas Chinese with resident certificate or ROC identification): NT$2,800+10% (including tax and breakfast for two) ＊ Grand Formosa Regent Taipei: Price for deluxe king room. Free shuttle bus to Taipei World Trade Center leaves hotel at 8:00 a.m. during exhibitions. ＊ Westin Taipei: Food storage/preparation facilities provided based on availability at time. X. Discount Air Tickets 1. China Airlines: CAL will provide air tickets to contestants at the most favorable rates. 2. Hong Kong Dragon Airlines: Dragon air will provide preferential rates to contestants from Mainland China (including Hong Kong) between August 5-19, 2004. To apply for this special rate, please fax the following information to Ms. Sandy Wu (Fax no.: 886-2-2567-2291) at the Taipei Chinese Food Festival Committee well in advance of the contest date: A. Name in Chinese (if applicable) and English, as printed on passport B. Date and place of departure C. Date and place of return D. Preferred flight time (morning, afternoon, evening) 3. Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission Accommodation Subsidy: Overseas Chinese contestants can apply through the Taipei Chinese Food Festival Committee for accommodation subsidy from the OCAC. The amount of the subsidy shall be determined by the OCAC.