“Save Food Cut Waste” Recipes Competition 2016


Save Food Cut Waste Recipes Competition 2016Zero Waste SG and ITE College West are co-organising the inaugural “Save Food Cut Waste” Recipes Competition for culinary students to develop recipes for unconsumed food at home. Sheng Siong is the Food Sponsor and the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the Supporting Partner for this competition.

Families who prepare and cook food at home often have unconsumed food after their meals and end up throwing them away. Therefore, the objective of this competition is to develop suitable recipes to help homemakers learn and cook their unconsumed food into another dish the next day, instead of throwing them away.

In addition, this competition would educate the culinary students about the problem of food waste and to be mindful about not wasting food when they are working in the food and beverage industry in the future.

Competition Format

The competition is open only to ITE College West culinary students and has 2 rounds – submission of recipes in the Qualifying Round and cooking with the recipes in the Final Round.

The competition will be launched on 15 Sep to the students through a talk by NEA on food waste and reduction tips, as well as an introduction by Zero Waste SG on the competition information and rules.

Qualifying Round (15 Sep to 6 Oct)

1. Form a group consisting of 2 students, and develop an original recipe for common unconsumed food at home.

2. The recipe must include at least 3 food ingredients from the following types of unconsumed food at home:

  • Unconsumed Cooked White Rice
  • Unconsumed Cooked Chicken Wings
  • Unconsumed Cooked Chicken Fillet (breast meat)
  • Unconsumed Cooked Cai Xin
  • Excess Uncooked Carrot
  • Excess Uncooked Tomatoes
  • Excess Apples
  • Excess Oranges
  • Excess White Bread

3. Each recipe submission must include:

  • Recipe name
  • Number of servings (2-4)
  • Preparation and cooking time
  • List of all the ingredients and quantity
  • Preparation and cooking method
  • Photo of the final dish

4. Submit your recipe with a photo of the dish using the online form below by 6 Oct, 5pm. Recipes and photos submitted by the students must be original. Zero Waste SG and ITE have the rights to use the recipes and photos submitted, for our websites, publications, activities, and for other purposes.

5. The judging criteria for recipes include:

  • Use of Ingredients (20%): at least 3 ingredients from the list of common unconsumed food at home
  • Creativity (40%): good use of ingredients and creativity of the dish
  • Presentation (40%): plating of food to ensure an appetising appearance

6. 20 groups will be selected to enter the Final Round and finalists will be notified by 13 Oct.

Final Round (21 Oct, 1-5pm)

1. 20 groups will prepare and cook their recipe dishes with the food ingredients provided in the kitchen. Before the competition day, the groups are required to ensure that their ingredients are available and to prepare their unconsumed cooked food ingredients if necessary.

2. Each group has 2 hours to prepare and cook their recipe dish. Cooking is from 1-3pm, and each group will prepare 3 portions: 2 portions for the judges to taste, and 1 portion for photography.

3. Judging of the dishes is from 3-4pm. The 3 judges are from ITE, Zero Waste SG, and NEA. The judging criteria include:

  • Taste (40%): taste and flavour of dish; appropriate seasoning; and colour, consistency and texture
  • Creativity (20%): good use of ingredients and creativity of the dish
  • Presentation (20%): plating of food to ensure an appetising appearance
  • Use of Ingredients (10%): at least 3 ingredients from the list of common unconsumed food at home
  • Misc-en-place, Hygiene and Waste (10%): Good workflow and hygiene; clean proper working method and no wastage

4. The awards ceremony is from 4-5pm. The top 3 groups would be awarded with:

  • Champion: $200 cash and plaque
  • 2nd Place: $150 cash and plaque
  • 3rd Place: $100 cash and plaque

5. After the competition, the recipes and photos from the Qualifying and Final Rounds would be selected and posted at the Save Food Cut Waste website (http://www.savefoodcutwaste.com/recipes) and social media channels, and are available for the public to learn and cook their unconsumed food at home.

Questions

For enquiries about the competition, please contact Eugene Tay from Zero Waste SG at eugene@zerowastesg.com.

Submission Form

Submit your recipe with a photo using the form below by 6 Oct, 5pm.

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