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Competition Sunday, 13 August 2023

The 13th Salon Culinaire 2023 Achieved Great Success

The Association of Culinary Professionals (ACP) Indonesia is proud that it has once again been appointed by PT Pamerindo Indonesia to organize the 13th Salon Culinaire, a prestigious culinary competition that has gained national endorsement from Worldchefs. This highly anticipated event had successfully showcased the best of Indonesian culinary heritage and elevate the country's culinary scene to new heights.

The 13th Salon Culinaire on 25-28 July 2023 featured a total of 31 competition classes, with a special highlight on the 1st Pastry & Baking Challenge, The 7th Junior Asian Chef Challenge, and Young Talent Escoffier Challenge. This competition aims to celebrate and recognize the exceptional skills and creativity of pastry chefs and bakers in Indonesia and beyond.

With a remarkable participation rate, the Salon Culinaire has attracted a total of 689 talented individuals from 5 countries, including Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, and Belgium. Additionally, participants from 16 cities across Indonesia showcased their culinary prowess and demonstrating the diverse flavors and techniques of Indonesian cuisine. We have issued 47 Gold medals, 110 Silver medals, 202 Bronze Medals and 239 Diploma Awards

A distinguished panel of judges, consisting of 31 Worldchefs certified judges, 28 Indonesian culinary experts, and 23 rookie judges, had meticulously evaluate the competitors' creations. Their expertise and discerning palates had ensure a fair and comprehensive evaluation process, recognizing the exceptional culinary skills on display.

With support from 36 platinum sponsors, 6 gold sponsors and 3 Silver sponsors, this event served as a platform to promote and preserve Indonesian culinary heritage, allowing participants to showcase their innovative approaches while staying true to traditional flavors and techniques. By bringing together culinary professionals from various backgrounds and cultures, the Salon Culinaire aims to foster knowledge sharing and cultural exchange, ultimately raising the profile of Indonesian cuisine on the global stage.

The Salon Culinaire had proven to be an extraordinary event, offering an unparalleled opportunity for culinary professionals to network, exchange ideas, and inspire each other. It will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and recognition of Indonesian culinary excellence on an international scale.