Chef Jamie Bissonnette (center) of Toro restaurant served hog banh-mi. These popular Vietnamese sandwiches are filled with five varieties of housemade cold cuts and crunchy pickled vegetables. Bissonnette is assembling diminutive sandwiches. But having to simultaneously plate for 20 judges seated upstairs and feed guests at the same time slowed down production and cost him valuable points from impatient guests.
(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)