Welcome to The International Salon Culinaire taking place on 20-22 March 2023 at ExCeL, London

The International Salon Culinaire is the only event of its type, judged by senior members of the leading chefs’ associations, The Association of Pastry Chefs, The British Culinary Federation, The Craft Guild of Chefs, The MasterChef’s of Great Britain and The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

Previous winners in The International Salon Culinaire competitions have gone on to rank amongst the UK’s most celebrated and awarded chefs, both in the UK and internationally. A highly prestigious programme of competitions and one that sets many young chefs off on a professional career with the skills and confidence to thrive.

The Salon will comprise of over 100 competitions across four different categories – Salon Display, Live Theatre, Skills Theatre and Sugarcraft. Professional chefs, junior chefs, students and apprentices are invited to enter one or more competitions from the full selection, with our Sugarcraft section open to Professional Cake makers.

Closing date for entries is 17th February 2023 unless otherwise specified in the competition criteria found at www.internationalsalonculinaire.co.uk

THE UK’S LARGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAMME OF CULINARY COMPETITIONS

International Salon Culinaire has continued to be regarded as one of the world’s top competitions for chefs for over a century. The competitions have been a platform for chefs of all levels from the talented young chefs training at college, to those who are well established and firmly on their culinary career journey. Salon Culinaire offers the industry a platform to highlight the fantastic and exciting gastronomic skills that the hospitality industry has to offer.

 
The Sugarcraft section will have a range of different competitions involving the use of different mediums, in a wide variety of styles and themes. Classes include:

• showpieces

• floral arrangements

• wedding cakes

• novelty cakes and much more…

(All Sugarcraft exhibits will be displayed for the entire 3 days of the show.)

 

SENIOR SUGARCRAFT CLASSES

  • SC1 – Table Centre Piece
  • SC2 – Sugarcraft Showpiece
  • SC3 – A Small Decorative Exhibit
  • SC4 – Miniature Exhibit
  • SC5 – Decorated Celebration Cake
  • SC6 – Wedding Cake
  • SC7- Novelty or Themed Cake (not carved)
  • SC8 – Sculpted Novelty Cake
  • SC9 – Decorated Cup Cakes
  • SC10 – Plant or Arrangement
  • SC11 – Floral Bouquet
  • SC12 – Floral Sugarcraft on a Hat
  • SC14 – Ginger Bread
 

 

JUNIOR SUGARCRAFT CLASSES

COMPETITORS MUST BE 23 YEARS OF AGE OR UNDER ON 20th MARCH 2023

  • JSC1 – Junior Table Centre Piece
  • JSC2 – Junior Wedding or Special Occasion Celebration Cake
  • JSC3 – Junior Novelty Cake
  • JSC4 – Junior Floral Sugarcraft (sugar flowers)
  • JSC5 – Junior Decorated Cup Cakes

 

STUDENT SUGARCRAFT CLASSES

FOR FULL/PART TIME STUDENTS ONLY

  • SSC1 – Decorated Birthday Cake

 

Click the image to download a copy of the Sugarcraft Schedule

Professional Cake Decorator of the Year 2023

We are pleased to once again be recognising the most successful competitor in Sugarcraft at HRC 2023.

The winner of the award will be identified by converting the awards that Sugarcraft competitors have achieved as follows: Gold Medal = 4 points | Silver Medal = 3 points | Bronze Medal = 2 points | Certificate of Merit = 1 point. All the points will be aggregated and the Sugarcraft competitor with the highest number of points will be crowned Professional Cake Decorator of the Year 2023. The winner will receive a commemorative trophy and will be announced at the final awards ceremony.

Urszula Macza was awarded Professional Cake Decorator of the Year 2022

 

To help inspire you, here are just a few of the fabulous entries displayed in the 2022 Sugarcraft Competitions. (Click to enlarge)

 

For more information and to enter please visit www.internationalsalonculinaire.co.uk