For my specific duties I first went to mingle around the cooking and baking competition areas, where I spent most of the mingling with people I had already know but hadn't necessarily seen in awhile. At the competition area I met three of my previous culinary instructors, a few other chefs I knew from doing different competitions, a few people I had just met at the least conference I attended just before this, as well as some competitors from my region that I knew!
Mid-morning I had a filmed interview and mini demo with a Masterchef champion so that was super cool! I got to meet him, take a picture with him, plate food with him, and just chat.
I also got the chance to watch some of the cooking and baking competitions going on, cheer on some competitors I know, take pictures, and visit the try-a-trade chocolate truffle, freshly baked cookie, and canape stations.
|cooking competition area|
|cooking sample plate|
|baking sample cookies|