A pair competition for all chef students in Finland
The first Master School Competition is going to take place at Gastro Helsinki 2020 event 11.–12.3.2020 in Messukeskus. The competition is arranged by Food Camp Finland Oy together with its partners.
Master School Competition is meant for every chef student studying in Finland. The competition is available for everyone without age limit and it will be executed as pair competition. One school can participate with multiple pairs.
The master school competition aims to highlight all the restaurant schools in Finland (Vocational Schools, Vocational Institutes and Universities of Applied Sciences) and the chef students studying at them. One target is also rising the respect and interest in restaurant field and increase the cooperation between companies, schools and students.
Preselection starts on Tuesday 1.10.2019 and ends on Sunday 15.12.2019. The jury will choose eight semi-finalists anonymously according to the picture and recipe of the dish. In semi-finals participants will prepare the same dish and the best four semi-finalist pairs will be chosen to final competition. In the final competition on 12.3.2020 the competitors must prepare a starter, main course and dessert.
Christian Lepomäki & Aleksi Lukka
Juho Lindström & Piero Silvani
Juuso Rautiainen & Jimi Voutilainen
Virma Almeida Da Veiga & Yves Kyle Felicilda
Varia Hiekkaharju, Vantaa
Jonathan Sjöholm & Anton Björklund
Ålands Yrkesgymnasium, Ahvenanmaa
Hiep Nguyen & Leevi Starck
Perho liiketalousopisto, Helsinki
Niko Leminen & Veeti Rantakokko
Ammattiopisto Lappia, Muonio
Roni Laitinen & Janne Korhonen
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The competition is organized by Food Camp Finland Oy together with its partners.
Master School Competition is meant for every chef student studying in Finland. The competition is available for everyone without age limit and it will be executed as a pair competition. One school can participate with multiple pairs.
The Head of Jury of the competition is Chef and Restaurateur Pekka Terävä. The Head of Jury will participate in the scoring and he will make the final decision in case of a deuce.
The competition will be arranged in three stages. The semi-finalists will be chosen according to preliminary assignment. Application time will end on 15.12.2019. The jury will choose eight pairs for semi-finals. These eight pairs will be contacted at the latest on Wednesday 1.1.2020.
5. Competition venue
The competition takes place in Helsinki Messukeskus (Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre) at Gastro Helsinki professional event 11.–12.3.2020.
6. Preliminary assignment, semi-final and final
As Master School 2020 Competition’s preliminary assignment, the candidates must send their self-planned recipe and a photo of the dish 15.12.2019 at 12am the latest. Applications must be sent via application form on Master School Competition’s website (mestarikoulu.fi).
The Preliminary Assignment is to plan a modern version of Grandmother’s classic dish. Both the recipe and photo must include a main ingredient, side dish and sauce.
The jury will choose eight semi-finalists anonymously according to the photo and recipe of the dish. The chosen semi-finalists will be personally informed at the latest on 1.1.2020. After that the semi-finalists will be announced to the public.
The eight pairs chosen to the semi-finals will prepare the dish they planned as their preliminary assignment in two hours for 10 persons. Every semi-finalist must bring their needed ingredients with them.
The best four pairs will be chosen to final competition. In the final competition they must prepare a starter, main dish and dessert for ten persons using the ingredients provided by the sponsors. Time to accomplish the task is four hours. The winner pair of the Master School 2020 Competition will be published in the award ceremony on 12.3.2020.
The prize for the winner pair is a trip to Central Europe. Together its sponsors, the organizer is going to provide the winners with a great culinary experience. Every school getting into the semi-finals will get a diploma. Every pair will receive a partnership giveaway. The top three schools will get a master chef lecture or a training free of charges.
The winners will take the responsibility of the possible taxes caused by the prize.
9. Promoters’ and sponsors’ responsibility
The organizers will not take the responsibility of the possible harm or damage caused by participating into competition or using the prize. The responsibility of organizers will not exceed the value of the prize in any case. The winner of the prize releases the organizer and the partners from all the responsibility when it comes to any damage or injury caused by the usage of the prize.
10. Handling and publishing personal data
The personal information of the participants will be handled in accordance with the Personal Data Act. By participating into the competition, the competitors give the organizers and sponsors a permission to use their name, photo, sayings and the recipe when communicating about the competition without a specific permission or compensation.
11. Force majeur
Food Camp Finland Oy has the right to cancel the competition (force majeur).