Be a judge at Square Meal’s Canapé Cup

Canape Cup 2011

Top London caterers will battle it out this September at Square Meal’s legendary Canapé Cup, which takes place at the Venues & Events show in Old Billingsgate. The contestants will be crafting their most mouth-watering and tempting canapés in an attempt to get their hands on the coveted trophy. Will hat-trick champions Cinnamon Kitchen (who won the 2011 Cup with the canapé pictured above) claim a fourth title? And what weird and wonderful concoctions do the newcomers have up their sleeves?

There are 350 judging places up for grabs for visitors to the show. Lucky judges will sample each canapé (along with a glass or two of complementary sparkling wine) and nominate their favourites to be put forward for a shot at the 2012 title. There are four steps to becoming a judge:

1. Register for Square Meal’s Venues & Events show
2. Apply to be a Canapé Cup judge
3. Attend the event on Wednesday 19 September, at Old Billingsgate EC3
4. Taste the chefs’ delicious canapés – and award your scores

The Square Meal Venues & Events show is an opportunity to make contacts with more than 500 event industry suppliers and insiders, as well as take part in seminar sessions, drinks demonstrations, and mixology masterclasses – all led by experts. Registration is free, so don’t miss out.