Well I didn't have time to make parsley boxes at Lowell and just threw in some leaf lettuce that looked half decent. Meat still looked the same but my appearance scores were down. And I didn't think they were a Kodak moment so I got what I thought I deserved. For all those that ask is it worth it the answer is yes and I still like the garnish rules.
As far as Vending and competition at the same time all I can say is it's tough. It's more the small things that you just don't have time for but I'll do it again. Lessons Learned include getting more help on the prep day so we can make boxes.
Retired competition cook. BBQ mentor.