Originally Posted by ModelMaker
What are your thoughts and expectations as a cook when you put both in the box and they both aren't great?
As a cook... if I put both in the box and they aren't both good... I'm hurting myself.
If you have one option that is better than the other... that is the only one that should go in. Regardless if you plan that day was to put in slices and burnt ends... if the BE doen't come out well... its time to change your plan.
Never make the assumption judges are going to give you the benfit of the doubt... put bad food in, you should expect bad scores. Don't give someone the excuse to give you a bad score.
Have only 6 good pieces of chicken? but usually submit 9? Best move you can make is to only put in 6 that day.