High school seniors with a fascination for food will soon compete for a chance to progress to The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition. In April 2010, Best Teen Chef Local Cook-off Competitions will be held at participating Art Institutes schools across the U.S. and Canada.
Following the Local Cook-off Competitions, local first place winners will head to The Art Institute of Houston for the Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition on May 15, 2010.
The top prize winner in the Final Round Competition can earn a full-tuition scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree, associate's degree, certificate program or diploma program to study Culinary Arts at one of the more than 30 participating Art Institutes locations.
In addition to a full-tuition scholarship and the title of Best Teen Chef 2010, the national first place winner will be an "Intern for a Day" at Food Network Kitchens in New York City. The winner will also receive a tour of Food Network's studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef's restaurant and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.
“The competitors in the Best Teen Chef Competition never cease to amaze us,” said Chef Michael Nenes, Assistant Vice President of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. “The passion for culinary arts displayed by these high school seniors is impressive.”
Competitors at the Local Cook-off Competition will prepare a menu of Shrimp Cocktail, Sautéed Breast of Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, and Rice Pilaf during timed heats.
For more information about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=btc094.
About The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America's largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations.
Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools' curriculum are designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students.
Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institutes school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.
About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.