U.S. Dairy Export Council Innovative Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise an individual who dares to defy culinary traditions by creating an innovative dish that stimulates every sense and creates new sensations, using a given selection of cheese products. The finalists will be entered into a challenge to present their innovative creations to a panel of judges.
Professionalism: The Nominee is dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the working environment.
Creativity: The Nominee possesses a wide range of culinary skills and constantly strives to create innovative and unique recipes. Also pays close attention to detail to harmonise every ingredient used.
Consistency: The Nominee strives to perfect his or her technique and displays a desire to constantly improve and learn.
Leadership: The Nominee is a leader who works well with the kitchen and service staff in order to ensure that the quality of the food is upheld and produced in a timely manner. The Nominee is also a keen mentor who is willing to share their knowledge and develop the skills of their subordinates.
Commitment to Quality: The Nominee is always committed to seeking out the freshest ingredients available and using the best techniques, so as to provide quality dishes.