I am almost famous.
Famous enough that people I’ve never met will stop me in the airport to say: “aren’t you Alexa Clark?”
But not famous enough to get free plane rides.
Famous enough to have a stalker
But not famous enough that they know they are my stalker.
Famous enough to be considered as a guest judge in the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef’s Competition.
But not famous enough to be invited, just invited to compete.
Perhaps I should back up a little, and make this a lot less about me.
S.Pellegrino runs an annual competition for culinary students called the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef’s Competition, now in it’s 9th year. The Canada Regional Competition is being held February 7th in Toronto at the Calphalon Culinary Centre.
Top culinary students from 4 culinary across Canada are being given 2 hours to create their signature dish. Then they’ll stand back and be judged.
Who will be doing the judging? Well that, my friends, is where things get interesting. The winner of the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Blogging Contest gets to be one of the judges.
And I want to be a judge!
Here’s my challenge: I need to write a post explaining why they should pick me.
I could list all the restaurants and dining experiences I’ve had in the last 12 months (and more) that have exposed me to a wide range of cuisines, styles and flavours, expanding, educating and exciting my palate. But that seems too data oriented.
I could list all my glowing characteristics that make me a joy to work with (other judges are judging this too), all their glowing characteristics and what a joy it would be to work with them, and how much I love Limonata. But that seems a touch sycophantic.
I could provide a timeline of my lifetime in food from farm to kitchen, from back of the house to front, from creator to critic. But that seems too biographical.
So how do I convince them to pick me when I’m almost famous enough for them to almost ask?