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Register Now for ACF Competition at The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles

The American Culinary Federation is hosting a multi-category food competition on August 29, 2015 at The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles. The ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California event will feature a variety of cooking, baking and, of course, fruit and vegetable carving contests. Entry is open to anyone and you do not have to be an ACF member to join.

The Fruit and Vegetable Carving competition is a part of the Showpieces category, which serves to demonstrate the difference between cookery and culinary arts. Some of the basic guidelines for this category include a maximum base of 30″ x 30″ with no height restrictions. While minimal use of toothpicks and skewers may be used to hold the display together, non-edible floral and foliage are prohibited.

Some tips for creating a strong display that will impress the judges include demonstrating a variety of techniques in your carving and presenting a clean, attractive table to add to the beauty of your carving.

Mauro Rossi, who is the organizer of this event, wrote,

This pictures are from the International Culinary Olympics (IKA) in Germany, but this is pretty much what most competitors strive for. Cheers.”


Carvers at at the International Culinary Olympics competition.


This sugar art carriage also competed in the Showpiece division of the International Culinary Olympics, alongside the fruit and vegetable carving.

Carvings will be assessed via critique and score. The critiques are provided by trained culinary judges and are meant to serve as a learning tool for competitors. The judges will point out both strong and weak areas and suggest ways to improve future carvings.

The judges will also award points in several categories while viewing the display. For the Showpieces category, there are 25 points available for presentation, 25 for artistic achievement and 50 for craftsmanship and quality of work.

Medals will be awarded at ACF Competition at The Art Institute of California in Los AngelesThe breakdown of medals and awards are as follows:

Gold with Special Certificate: 100 points

Gold: 90-99.99 points

Silver 80-89.99 points

Bronze: 70-79.99 points

Certificate of Participation: Below 70

If you’re interested in participating in this ACF Competition at The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, you may register here. Registration fees are $125 for professionals and $75 for students. Contact Mauro Rossi for more information at [email protected]

You can find information on other ACF Competitions in other parts of the U.S. by clicking here.

Learn to carve like a pro


2 Responses to Register Now for ACF Competition at The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles

  1. cay ghep rang January 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    Do you have any video of that? I’d like to find
    out some additional information.

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