Galley Gourmet Challenge
This year marks the 10th year of the Galley Gourmet Challenge! A regular highlight of Annual Cruise, this event is aimed at amateur chefs skilled in the art of producing delicious meals with limited facilities. Cruise chefs provide not only our lucky judges with delicious delicacies, but their winning recipes will be shared for all on the Cruising Division web site.
The Galley Gourmet Challenge comprises four categories of meals:
- Canapé/finger food
Please indicate which categories you will be participating in on the Social Activity Booking Form (enter as many as you like).
The Challenge will be run on two separate occasions:
1. The Entrée, Main and Dessert categories will be judged during the Lay Day on Wednesday 14 April at Smiths Creek.
- Entries in each section will be allocated a ‘tasting time’, starting from 6 p.m. during which they will be required to provide a sample of their ‘creation’ to the judges for tasting. If an entrant decides to change the nominated category, the Committee must be notified by 3 p.m. on the day of judging to allow for ‘tasting times’ to be adjusted.
2. On Thursday 15 April there will be a beach party at the Refuge Bay waterfall where judging for the canapés/finger food will take place from 3:30 pm. All Cruisers are invited to come and taste the competing finger food, and yes, they may inflict their opinions on the judges.
Junior Chef Competition
Entrants in the Junior Chef Competition must be 16 years or under. They may enter any, or all, of the four meal categories.
Judging for the Junior Chefs will be as follows:
1. Junior Chef Class will be judged separately from the Open class.
2. Points will be awarded for the same attributes judged in the Open class.
3. If a Junior Chef enters more than one meal category, only the category with the highest score will be used in the competition.
Entrants may compete in one or several categories of meals.
Meals must be made on board. This means NO pre-preparation prior to the Cruise
The winning recipes be provided for publication on the Cruising Division web page.
Please remember to maintain good hygiene whilst preparing and serving your creations. Canapés for refuge bay should be prepared for individual serves.
The judges have been selected by the Cruise Committee and their verdict will not be subject to appeal.
The Judges will use their natural senses for judging and award scores of up to 5 points for the following attributes.
At the judges’ discretion, a bonus may be given to those whose meal demonstrates suitability for galley/boat preparation.
Also at the judges’ discretion, and in an attempt to even out the advantages/disadvantages of skills, preparation and storage facilities, a penalty may be applied to those boats with a professional chef or with comprehensive facilities used in the meal preparation, i.e., don’t bring your Thermomix.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runner up in each category.
All prizes will be awarded during the dinner at RMYC on Friday 16 April.