Robert Bland Culinary Salon 2015 Non-Sanctioned Competition

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ACF Chef’s Association of Arizona Robert Bland Culinary Salon 2015

Non-Sanctioned Competition (Student Categories) Student Prizes Medals, Trophies and Tools

$30.00 Entry Fee Deadline for entering is January 4, 2015

East Valley Institute of Technology 1601 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201-6910 January 17, 2015

 Awards and Medal Ceremony Saturday, January 17, TBD

Entry fees are non-refundable | Please include check or PO# with your registration form

Make checks payable to ACFAZ-Competition | Entrants will not be allowed to compete without proof of entry fee being paid.

All categories are $30 per each entry. | Please make a COPY of this form for your records before mailing

** If a student chooses to compete in category SK/1

Chefs Association of Arizona will supply the student with a 2-21⁄2 lb Whole Chicken




___ SK/1 Rock Cornish Game Hen, Chicken or Duck**

___ SK/2 Bone-In Pork Loin

___ SK/3 Bone-In Veal Loin or Rack

___ SK/4 Bone-In Lamb Loin or Rack

___ SK/5 Game Birds

___ SK/6 Bone-In Game

___ SK/7 Whole Rabbit

___ SK/8 Live Lobster




___ SP/1 Hot / Warm Dessert

___ SP/2 Composed Cold Dessert

Entry Form

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Robert Bland Culinary Salon Student Competition for Secondary and Post-Secondary Students

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January 17, 2015
East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Judged by local
Certified Executive Chefs (CEC®)
Certified Executive Pastry Chefs (CEPC®)

Forms available on-line at
Forms are due no later than
January 4, 2015

For more information
Contact us at
480.461.4132 or at

Chef’s Association of Arizona
Robert Bland Culinary Salon
Student Competition for
Secondary and Post-Secondary Students



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More details to follow on all of this from the students.  For now, needed to share some of the things the students are doing.

If you are a graduate of the Art Institute of Phoenix and interesting in getting involved the AI Student Association, please do.  We welcome all alumni to network and also support current students with knowledge sharing and fundraising efforts.  Help us keep the organization vibrant and rewarding.   Connect with us to learn more.