Emmi Roth Contest & Tour


Here at Ai, we’re no strangers to defying convention. But asking culinary students and faculty chefs to collaborate on a signature dish? That can mean only one thing—the Emmi Roth Contest & Tour.

During this one-of-a-kind competition, six teams—each consisting of one culinary student and one faculty chef—gathered in America’s Dairyland to craft a one-of-a-kind dish made from award-winning cheeses. So, whose dish won the judges over? Find out below!

Meet the Finalists

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The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

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The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston

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The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

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The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston

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The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Experience The Competition

Touring The Farm

While only one team could win the competition, all six were awarded a tour of dairy farms and cheese-making facilities throughout Wisconsin. It should come as no surprise that everyone walked away with a new appreciation for their main ingredient.

The Competition Begins

Some competitions begin with “Ready, Get Set, Go”. This one kicks off with a little bit of yodeling. Watch as the six teams describe their approach and begin crafting their signature dishes.

And The Winner Is...

When cheese is the first ingredient, every dish is a winner. But in the end, one team emerged as the star of the show. Find out who took home first place and a scholarship for continued culinary education at Ai.

Are you a cheese whiz, too?

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