Our new shortened block format provides the opportunity for all Boulder Campus students, especially those newly enrolled, to have a chance to compete in these weekly matches. The new November block shifts gears a bit and presents challenges focused on techniques rather than ingredients. So let’s get started!
Welcome to the November Block of the Escoffier Boulder Challenge!
The Escoffier Boulder Challenge is a way for Boulder Campus students to show off their cooking skills by participating in a weekly cooking challenge to win gift cards to our favorite local restaurants.
How It Works:
Each Thursday, we announce a new challenge with a featured theme or ingredient. Students prepare a dish that best represents the featured challenge and post a photo of the dish on Instagram using the hashtag #EscoffierBoulderChallenge by the following Wednesday at midnight.
Our Chef Instructor judges panel will select three winners based on the following criteria:
Creativity and implementation of weekly theme/ingredient
Plating and presentation
- Week 1 Challenge – November 5 – 11: Braising
- Week 2 Challenge – November 12 – 18: Tools – 1 Chef’s knife, 1 pot and 1 sauté pan
- Week 3 Challenge – November 19 – 25
- Week 4 Challenge –
- Week 5 Challenge –
- Week 6 Challenge –
Each week three finalists will receive a gift card to redeem at a predetermined local restaurant or may request an Amazon gift card for the amount of:
- First place: $50
- Second place: $35
- Third Place: $25
Week One awards are offered to Annette Scratch to Table
Week One Winners:
Congratulations to all our November Block Week 1 winners. The first technique this block is braising and these dishes were golden. Winners receive a gift card to Annette Scratch to Table.
Week Two Winners:
Our second week was a real skills test where students were only allowed to use 1 Chef’s knife, 1 pot and 1 sauté pan and that equals 2 winners! Congratulations!