I saw an episode of "Chopped" last night where one of the contestants made the mistake of returning cooked chicken to the same dirty cutting board the chicken was broken down on. One of the judges/Chefs pointed it out to the other judges. It was between her and a Chef that didn't have time to properly cook the chicken and served it with an undercooked middle. Both dishes where inedible. The judges decided that a blatent safety mistake was a larger disqualification then running out of time and turning in undercooked food in a competition
BRAVO The statement was that a professional chef shouldn't make such mistakes
Just curious to those of you that do competitions, how closely are the teams monitored for food safety?