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Aspiring Chefs Test Their Creative Skills in the Kitchen

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[Vancouver, BC – December 13,  2011] – If you’re creative and love to cook, here’s your chance to turn that combination into an opportunity to create your own tomorrow with a culinary education. It could start with a tuition scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. Enter either the high school senior (The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition) or high school graduate (The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition) category and match your skills against others who share your passion.

The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition, now in its thirteenth year, is an opportunity for high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a culinary career to experience the excitement and discipline of the industry. 

This year, for the first time, The Art Institutes are offering this opportunity to high school graduates with culinary ambitions as well.

Each participating Art Institutes school will name one first place winner in each category. A second place winner will also be named in the Best Teen Chef category at each participating Art Institutes school.

The winners will earn tuition scholarships - $4,000 for the Best Teen Chef winner and $1,000 for the second place winner in the high school senior category, and $1,500 for the first place winner of the high school graduate category.

“Students need both inspiration and education to be successful in the culinary field. The emerging culinarians who enter our culinary competitions show their inspiration as well as their passion for pursuing a culinary education. I’m very excited that this year we will offer the opportunity to earn a scholarship to high school graduates as well,” says Chef Benjamin Faber, academic director of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver.

To be eligible to enter the competition, entrants must submit a completed Entry & Release Form by February 3, 2012, to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. Deadline for complete entries into the competition is February 24, 2012. Selected entrants will progress to Local Cook-Off Competitions at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver on April 14, 2012.

To learn how to enter The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors and The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition for high school graduates and to view the competition rules, visit or

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America’s Leader in Creative Education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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