Chef Greg Reveals How to Take the Mystery Out of the Basket

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to prepare for a mystery basket cooking competition?

Well, let us tell you a little secret: There is!

Using his many years of experience as an executive chef, culinary educator, and president of the American Culinary Federation’s Smoky Mountain Chapter, Chef Greg Eisele has created a downloadable tactical plan for anyone who wants to learn more about the strategy behind winning a mystery basket competition and the steps you need to take to do it right.

ACF Tactical Plan ChecklistThis tactical plan includes:

  • an insider’s knowledge about how to prepare before you enter the kitchen
  • what judges look for in food quality and taste so you can make high scores
  • a checklist to help kitchen production go smoothly
  • a sample timeline so you’ll know what to do and when on the day of the competition
Download your mystery basket competition tactical plan for free!

At the University of Tennessee, we use mystery basket competitions throughout our 12-week culinary and catering certification program to give our students hands-on opportunities to practice the skills that will make them successful chefs and business owners.

Read more about the learning concepts behind our mystery basket competitions in How Mystery Basket Competitions Will Make You a Better Chef.