Worcester’s Best Chef Competition – pt 2

Did I mention food?

As promised, I will share some more photos from the Worcester’s Best Chef Competition event that was held on January 31st.  I hope that you enjoy some of the flavor that I’m bringing to you in this post!

Chef in action!

In this first shot, you see Chef Anthony Bairos in action, cooking his dish in front of attendees, who are eagerly awaiting a taste.

Quail was delicious

Speaking of dishes, one of my favorites was this quail dish; it was cooked to perfection, and so good that I came back for seconds!

Perfect tenderloin

Not to be missed was the tenderloin with quinoa and delectable sauce, which just about flew off the serving table.

A little sangria

Of course, with all that great food, one might get a little thirsty, which can be taken care of at many stations, such as here with sangria.

Dessert is served!


No meal should be considered complete without some dessert.  Culinary students from several local high schools created wonderful desserts to compliment the other offerings.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

18 thoughts on “Worcester’s Best Chef Competition – pt 2”

  1. Wished I was there, I would have loved watching those chefs cooking, would have been well worth going there.
    Thanks for sharing, I can just about taste that quail from New Zealand.

  2. Not sure about the quail. Was it shot by Dick Cheney? Seriously, it all looks delicious. I know I’m not supposed to like steak anymore, but the tenderloin has me drooling! I WANT the tenderloin!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s