The Art Institute of Phoenix to Host Master Chef Cook-Off
September 10, 2015
Two Master Chefs will go head to head in a culinary throw-down to see who can create the most mouth-watering four course meal in just 2 hours. Master Chef Walter Leible and Master Chef Bill Sy, both instructors at The Art Institute of Phoenix, will each receive three mystery basket ingredients that they are required to incorporate into their menus and a team of culinary students to assist them. The teams will be judged by industry professionals on the bases of taste, presentation, utilization of ingredients and overall creativity. The competition is part of The Art Institute of Phoenix’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.
The title of Certified Master Chef is presented by the American Culinary Federation and is the highest level of certification a chef can receive. As of 2014, there are less than 70 Certified Master Chefs in the United States.
The Art Institute of Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Monday, September 14, 2015
Open to the public at no charge, who will have the opportunity to taste the dishes.
Master Chef Bill Sy was inducted into the American Academy of Chef’s Culinary Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a Certified Master Chef in China, a WACS approved judge, a lifelong member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and a member of the Academy of American Chefs (ACF’s Honor Society). He has been awarded the Presidential Medallion from the Taiwan Chef Federation, Educator of the Year for the ACF Western Region, the American Academy Chef Achievement Award, the Hermann Rusch Life-Time Achievement Award for the ACF Western Region and the “Asian of the Year” awarded by the Phoenix Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Master Chef Walter Leible is a Certified Master Chef, a WACS World Global Master Chef, a lifelong member of the American Culinary Federation and a member of the Academy of American Chefs (ACF’s Honor Society). As an instructor, Assistant Director and Director of Culinary programs at The Art Institutes, he has been involved in multiple on-campus activities and coached two Art Institutes Culinary Olympic teams. Chef Leible has taught or consulted on many workshops for The Art Institutes across the nation and served as behind-the-scenes mentor for many chefs across the valley. The title of Certified Master Chef is presented by the American Culinary Federation and is the highest level of certification a chef can receive. As of 2014, there are less than 70 Certified Master Chefs in the United States.
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