xvi, 205 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Why culinary competitions? -- Culinary competitions today -- Philosophy of culinary competitions -- Application process -- Practice and preparation -- Presentation -- Culinary techniques and fundamentals in garde manger and pastry -- Strategies for success in hot food competitions -- Taking the mystery basket challenge -- Judging and scoring -- Hosting an ACF competition -- Building a pastry display -- Rules and guidelines for ACF competitions -- International culinary competitions.
American Culinary Federation.
Guide to culinary competitions