FHA Dessert Challenge

The highly anticipated FHA-HoReCa 2024 unveils its inaugural FHA Dessert Challenge, taking place on 25 October 2024 at the Singapore Expo. Co-organised with the prestigious Singapore Pastry Alliance, this competition offers a platform for professional development and a chance to showcase your mastery within the industry.

The FHA Dessert Challenge seeks to elevate the artistry and innovation of pastry chefs. Up to 30 individual competitors will be chosen to compete with other talented professional pastry chefs and be recognised for their skills. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your exceptional skills in crafting delectable desserts, pushing the boundaries of flavour and design.

Don’t miss this chance to hone your craft, connect with industry peers, and gain valuable recognition. A touch of friendly competition never hurt anyone, after all.

Key Information

  • Date: 25 October 2024

  • Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Registration is Open!

Registration closes on 31 July 2024 at 11:59 PM (GMT +8).

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Rules & Regulations

• This competition is open to individuals aged 18 or above, from Singapore or overseas, who is a Chef in Training or a working professional.

• Competitors should either be an existing student currrently enrolled in a course at a culinary/hospitality institution, undergoing apprenticeship, or a chef under full-time employment at a Food & Beverage or Hospitality establishment, such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, catering businesses, airlines, etc.

• All members of each participating competitor must be enrolled in a course, or be undergoing training at the same institution, or be employed by the same establishment or organisation.

There will be a registration fee of SGD 80 per individual.

Please note that this registration fee is non-refundable for any reason including application withdrawal or competition cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please refer to the Competition Rules & Regulations for more information.

FAQs

Registration closes on 31 July 2024 at 11:59 PM (GMT +8).

You will be judged on the following items:
• Preparation and presentation of two (2) different Modern Restaurant Desserts in 90 minutes
• 3 x à la carte portions for each of the two (2) Modern Restaurant Desserts
• Artistic Bread Showpiece

Please refer to the Competition Rules & Regulations for in-depth details on each item.

All participating teams have two (2) hours to set up their kitchen one (1) day before the scheduled competition date.

This schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

TimeActivities
6:00 AMCompetitors for Session 1 arrive at the competition venue and report for kitchen allocation.
7:00 AMSession 1 commences.

*Competitors have 10 minutes to set up their kitchens prior to the start time.
8:00 AMCompetitors for Session 2 arrive at the competition venue and report for kitchen allocation.
8:30 AMJudging for Session 1.
9:00 AMSession 2 commences.

*Competitors have 10 minutes to set up their kitchens prior to the start time.
10:00 AMCompetitors for Session 3 arrive at the competition venue and report for kitchen allocation.
10:30 AMJudging for Session 2.
11:00 AMSession 3 commences.

*Competitors have 10 minutes to set up their kitchens prior to the start time.
12:30 PMJudging for Session 3.
1:00 PMJudging ends. All competitors to clear out of their kitchens.
3:00 PMAwards Ceremony

*Competitors to attend for results announcement at the same venue.
4:00 PMEnd of FHA Bakery Challenge 2024

This schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

All competitors must wear plain chef’s jackets and black pants. No insignias, titles, or other forms of identification may be added to the uniform.

Standard chef hats must be worn. Individual event skull caps may be worn.

Safety-style, non-slip footwear must be worn. Sports shoes are not allowed in the kitchen.

It is compulsory to wear cut-resistant or steel gloves during the competition.

Please refer to the Competition Rules & Regulations for more information.

Singapore uses a standard voltage of 220-240V and plug types G and C.

13 A power will be provided in each competition kitchen.

Please ensure you bring the adapters required for your equipment.

There will be no reimbursement for any airfare and accommodation expenses incurred.

Please refer to the Competition Rules & Regulations for more information.

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