The Somm Slam is open to wine professionals including sommeliers and beverage directors. Applicants must submit a completed application in order to be considered. Selection will be determined by StarChefs.com and will be based on work experience, pairing philosophy, and examples of specific wine pairings.
Those chosen to judge will receive a complimentary pass to all three days of the International Chefs Congress ($795 value). Each judge will be responsible for any and all travel and lodging expenses.
Judges ideally will be available at the competition on all three days of the Congress:
Sunday, September 30 Monday, October 1 Tuesday, October 2
During the event, 12 competitors will compete on day one. The top six competitors from day one will advance to day two, and the top two competitors will move on to the final third day of the competition. Judges will be responsible for tasting a sample of the dish and wine pairings chosen by each contestant. Judges will be responsible for listing their feedback on a ballot provided by StarChefs, and casting their vote for the most successful pairing.
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