2015 Global Taste of Korea

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Love cooking Bibimbap, Japchae, Bulgogi, Tteokbokki either in a Traditional or Fusion style? Show  your love for Korean cuisine in the 2015 Global Taste of Korea competition. Download the application form via the contest website then submit it, along with the other important documents, either through e-mail or personal delivery. Here's a tip: Receive additional points when you submit a video or photo of yourself while cooking the Korean food. Only thirty (30) participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so we suggest to submit your applications now. At the competition proper, the organizer will provide only the basic ingredients, table wares, and cook wares. You will also be allowed to have an assistant to help you only during the preparation and cleaning time before and after the cooking. For one (1) whole hour, you must prepare your best single-menu Korean food. Once the competition time is over, you may not be able to go back to your cooking station. Impress the judges with your cooking and be the Grand Winner of Trip and Culinary Tour to Korea, trophy, P30,000, gift pack, and opportunity to join the competition in Korea and win the grand prize of US$10,000. Trophies, cash prizes and gift packs will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2015/07/2015-global-taste-of-korea.html

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all cooks, cooking school students, and the general public who have an interest in Korean food, 18 years old and above
  • Must be a natural born resident and local citizen
    • You and your parents should have never had Korean citizenship and at least one part of the parents should not be Korean
    • You must not have been raised in a Korean household
  • Korean adoptees who were raised in non-Korean households can also join
  • Should be able to travel to Korea to participate in the culinary tour and finals round
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to koreanculture.ph and download the application form
  2. Application Guidelines
    • Application requirements
      • Duly accomplished application form
      • Copy of your valid ID or passport
      • Additional points will be given to those who will provide the following additional requirements
        • Your own video while cooking Korean food (must be uploaded on YouTube and attach link on application form)
        • Your photo while cooking Korean food (attach photos via e-mail)
    • Two (2) ways to submit your requirements
      • Via e-mail
        • Send to kccphevents@gmail.com with the subject head [2015GTOK] NAME
      • In person / personal
        • Seal in your application form and documents in a brown envelope and address to
          • KCC Events Coordinator
            Korean Cultural Center  
            2F Mancor Corporate Center, 32nd Street, 
            Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
    • Only thirty (30) participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis
  3. Competition Guidelines
    • All cooks will be grouped into batches of ten (10)
    • Each batch will have your own cooking schedule which will be revealed on the competition date
    • Proper cooking attire like wearing of hair net, tote, and apron must be observed at all times. You will have to provide for your own attire
    • You are allowed to have one (1) assistant to help you only during the preparation and cleaning time before and after the cooking competition proper
      • Your assistant is only allowed to enter the competition area during the preparation time (30 minutes before the cooking time) and clean-up time (30 minutes after the cooking time). He/she is not allowed to enter the area while the competition is ongoing
      • Once the competition time is over, you may not be able to go back to your cooking station
      • The cooking area should be clean at all times. Failure to clean-up after the cooking competition will give you a 1-point deduction
  4. Competition Proper
    • You should make a single-menu Korean food (ex: Bibimbap, Japchae, Bulgogi, Tteokbokki) either in a Traditional or Fusion (Contemporary) style
    • The organizer will provide only the basic ingredients, table wares, and cook wares. A list will be provided upon confirmation of your entry
      • The organizer is not responsible in providing the ingredients, cookwares, or materials that are not on the list provided
      • You may bring any additional ingredient, sauce, cookware, or dishware they deem necessary for the preparation and cooking of your chosen dish
      • If you did not prepare or bring an ingredient that is instrumental to your dish, the organizer will not be held responsible with its provision
    • You must prepare two (2) servings of a dish. (1 plate to be shared by the judges, 1 for display)
    • Cooking and preparation of dish for presentation must be made and done within one (1) hour. If you continue cooking after the allotted time, you will get points deducted from your total score. (Note: 1 point deduction per minute spent in excess of the allotted time)
      • You will be given an extra 30 minutes for the preparation of ingredients and materials before the competition. Your assistant can help during this period
      • After cooking, the food should be ready for presentation. You will be led to the judging area where they will be given a minimum of 3 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes to talk about your dish
      • After cooking, your assistant will be given 30 minutes to clean-up your work station
    • Cooking time for the latecomers will not be extended
  5. Judging Criteria
  6. TOTAL of 100 points
    RECIPE and TASTE
    70 points
    Taste of food
    35
    Composition (nutrients and combination of ingredients)
    15
    Hygiene
    10
    Plating
    5
    Technique
    5
    PRESENTATION 30 points
    Creativity
    10
    Globalization
    10
    Passion for Korean food and culture
    10
    *ADDITIONAL POINTS
    5 points
    Video of participant cooking Korean food
    3
    Photo of participant cooking Korean food
    2
    *POINT DEDUCTION
    Failure to clean work station
    -1
    Exceeding time limit
    -1 / minute
  7. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Application Period - June 19 to July 19, 2015
  • Notification of qualified applicants - July 20, 2015
  • Competition Proper - July 25, 2015 at Lyceum of the Philippines University-Culinary Institute, Intramuros, Manila
Contest Prize:
  • Grand Prize
    • Trip and Culinary Tour to Korea
    • Trophy
    • P30,000 CASH
    • Gift Pack
    • Opportunity to join the competition in Korea and win the grand prize of US$10,000
  • 2nd Place
    • Trophy
    • P20,000 CASH
    • Gift Pack
  • 3rd Place
    • Trophy
    • P10,000 CASH
    • Gift Pack
Upside
  • Win a trip
  • CASH prize
  • Online application
Downside
  • Only thirty (30) participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis
  • The assistant will only be allowed to help before and after the cooking competition
For more info, log on to koreanculture.ph