Modie Moore Passions

Modie Lee Moore: Culinary Olympian

SLIDE #1 Getting older means more time for laughing, learning and living  

Each day is an opportunity for adventure and learning. It is a chance to go forward and expand your horizons. It is a time to take risks and explore new horizons.

After moving to San Diego enrolled in the Grossmont College culinary department and became involved culinary competitions. Not like what you see on TV. Specific categories for competition with scoring based on a rubric.

SLIDE #2 As part of a team I competed at the IKA (Olympiade Der Koche) “Culinary Olympics” in Erfurt, Germany in 2004

SLIDE #3 Forty national teams, twenty military teams, scores of regional and private teams and over two thousand individuals compete in Germany every four years in an attempt to show the rest of the world whose cuisine is the best.

SLIDE #4 Category A : a festive cold platter for 8 with 6 different appetizers


SLIDE #6 Award: Diplome

SLIDE #7 Learned Thai vegetable carving.

Culinary Artistry

While the programs culinary and pastry art, nutritional and economic factors play the main role, category D is about show and artistry. The exhibits in this category should demonstrate artistry in sugar, chocolate, vegetable carving…..

SLIDE #8 Idea to create jewelery using Thai carving techniques and went to Moscow for the Kremlin Cup.

SLIDE #9Next for the Culinary World Cup In Luxembourg to try carving jewelery out of chocolate.

SLIDE #10 Bronze medal.

SLIDE #11Recently wanted to try something I had never done. Sculpting with chocolate. Culinary Olympics 2012 Erfurt Germany — wolf head


Invited by my friend Laurent Hartmann to Judge for vegetable carving competition in Paris. Met executive chef at presidential palace.

SLIDE #13 Most important are the friends we have made around the world.

SLIDE #14 Betty and I are still having fun.

be playful

be friendly

be joyful

be spontaneous

be enthusiastic

be open to learning