14 SEPTEMBER 2011
With the aim of promoting the galaxy of gastronomy everywhere in the world, the Restaurant-School in Shanghai welcomed some sixty participants on Saturday, 10 September, in the framework of the 1st Open Doors Day at Institut Paul Bocuse in China.
High school students from international schools, parents, teachers, professors and professionals all met at the Restaurant-School of Shanghai to discover the different professions of Culinary Arts and the Hotel and Restaurant Industry.
In order to showcase our know-how in a practical and fun way, 16 second-year students doing internships in Shanghai, supervised by 7 Institut graduates, organized different workshops. On the program: making of macaroons in the Pastry workshop, initiation to wine in the wine tasting workshop, tasting of oriental flavors in the “Spice Walk” workshop and immersion in the life of a restaurant barman, in the Cocktail workshop.
The highlight of the day was a friendly cooking contest between the finest tables in Shanghai such as Park Hyatt, Hilton, Katheleene’s 5, Sofitel Hyland and the Restaurant-School. Talent, creativity and precision were the order of the day with dishes both refined and varied, for example, beef à la provençale, a sphere of frogs’ legs with truffled chips and rissole de foie gras, or even lobster served in lemon pie style.
The young chefs in competition (all under 25) went before a particularly knowledgeable jury. Jeremy Starrett from the Restaurant-School of Shanghai, Sasa Wang from Hilton Shanghai and Tim Gong from Park Hyatt Shanghai were respectively awarded the first, second and third place contest prizes.
All of the participants and attendees showed their passion for gastronomy with pride, desire and motivation, which actively contributed to the success of this 1st Open Doors Day at the Shanghai Restaurant-School. Rendez-vous for the next edition.