Washington State Chef's

Salmon Cook-Off


MONDAY, APRIL 11th, 2022 @ Renton Technical College CAFETERIA

What a GREAT turn out for the Bite of the Salmon competition. We had over one hundred guest members, family, and friends. 

Thank you to all the apprentices, students and professionals who participated in our “Bite of the Salmon” We appreciate your challenging work and dedication to your craft. We got to sample a variety of creative bites. It was a delicious night out. 

Special thanks to our Friend, Sponsor and judge, Adam Eshleman, from Ocean Beauty Seafoods: www.oceanbeauty.com 

Also, special thanks to our member judges: 

Chef Chris Plemmons CEC AAC from Olympic College:

Chef Michael Higgins from Infinity Group www.affinitysales.com

Competition Winners

Here are the winners of the competition:

Professional Category

Gayle Orth and Shannon Rafter from Gayle Orth Catering

Student/Apprentice Category

Ahmed Mardini & Alison Eagan

People's Choice Category

Ayulieth Reyes & Josh Robbins

I would also like to thank Chef Diana Prine (Apprentice Instructor), Chef Tony Parker CEC AAC, Chef Pablo Segura CSC, and Chef David Wynne and a special thanks to the Promotional committee board members, Chef Scott McLean CEC, and apprentice Ulie Reyes. GREAT JOB everyone!

Salmon Cook-Off Event Details

Who can compete:

15 teams total (5 local restaurant teams and 10 Culinary Arts students and Professional Chefs)

Competition rules:

Amuse size bites (2 bite portions utilizing 6.5 pounds of salmon fillet)

Judging based on 3 categories:

Flavor/Taste, Technique and Presentation

Judged by:

Members choice voting and Panel of Culinary Judges

Awards and Prizes:

Awards and Prizes for top scores in each category along with bragging rights!