WHO CAN ENTER?
The Championship is open to both professional and amateur cooks , coming from any country in the world, as long as they are of age. The maximum number of participants is 100, and they will be accepted in order of enrolment.
THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE COMPETITORS
During the competition, the competitors will have to wear the clothes given to them by the organisation:
an apron, a scarf and a chef’s hat.
The WORLDWIDE GENOA PESTO CHAMPIOSHIP is an event which has only one prize, to be awarded to:
the best Genoese Pesto prepared during the competition with mortar, and using the ingredients and the equipment provided by the Association.
It is not allowed to use equipment which is different from a mortar made of marble and a wooden pestle.
The competitors in the competition will be judged separately.
The number of each competitor must be well visible on the table next to the mortar.
The prize will go to the “Pesto” which is considered to be the most balanced, as regards the original recipe.
The jury is made up of ten commissions of tasters, divided into groups of three, composed as follows: a head taster; a Genoese restaurant owner, a member of the jury invited by the organisers.
The judgment of the jury is unquestionable.
Each Commission will fill in a standard evaluation form divided into thousandths:
Each Commission will have to judge the “Pesto” prepared by a maximum of ten competitors.
The President of the Supreme Jury has the absolute power of decision in the case of a controversy among the judges.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Each single competitor will receive a certificate of participation.
The prize for The World Champion of Pesto made in a Mortar will be, besides the glory and the world fame, a real pestle made in olive-tree wood with the handle plated in gold, worth about 1,000 Euro.