Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Military Competition
Winner: Coast Guard Culinary Specialist First Class Scott Jeffries
Chaine des Rotisseurs Military Division National Culinary Competition
Friday, May 18th 2018, for the very first time five Military Chefs from all branches of service competed in the very first Chaine des Rotisseurs military division national culinary competition held at the Culinary Institute of Charleston. They were put to the test of doing a “Mystery Basket” that included:
2 Ducks, Pork Belly, Trigger Fish, Mung Beans, Asian Red Beans, Green Tea, Butter, Farmers Cheese, and Grapefruit and ginger. Among the dishes they devised were escabeche with papaya puree; cheese fish cake and seared duck over blueberry couscous and red beans.
They had to produce a fine dining 3 course meal of 4 potions in a total of 4 hours and 20 minutes. The chefs were given 30 minutes to write a menu and gather ingredients, 3 1/2 hours to cook and 20 minutes to plate up.