Kyriakos Sotiriou, executive chef, Louis Group, will watch over the four, promising, young chefs as they prepare their dishes for him to scrutinise. Their cooking knowledge and skills will be put to the test. Each contestant will be rated on a five-star scale through two separate dishes.
All the ingredients that will be allocated to the young chefs for their cooking needs will be purchased from the Alphamega hypermarkets, while Louis Group will provide the main Chef Judge, as well as Sotiriou. Alongside Sotiriou will be two guest stars, who will assist him as he determines which of the four contestants will win Kitchen Stars.
The two guest stars are George Damianou, president, Cyprus Chef Association, and Athena Loizidou, chef and author, cooking recipe books. The criteria on which the winner will be decided are the same as those found in cooking contests around the world. The criteria are: Mise en place preparation, hygiene, cooking technique and skills, kitchen organisation, presentation, innovation creativity and, above all, taste!
At the same time, the four promising chefs will have to display the same values that are required from all Louis Hotels chefs and personnel: passion for excellence, humility, respect, laughter and teamwork.