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

10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78230   |    1.210.338.7320

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The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is located in the Park Forest section of the city. Here, you'll have the opportunity to learn in a young and growing community with a rich mixture of cultures.

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Red Restaurant

Red Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio, Red Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of culinary instructors, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Red Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Red Restaurant at 210.338.7400.

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Luis Calo Morales, Karen Gonzalez, and Vincent Villegas Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of San Antonio Luis Calo Morales, Karen Gonzalez, and Vincent Villegas Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of San Antonio

Seventeen aspiring chefs with a craving for culinary excellence put their kitchen skills to the test as they competed for tuition scholarships on Saturday, March 8, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. At the end of the day, three stood triumphant.

Luis Morales from Clark High School, San Antonio, TX 78249 took a gold medal and first place and Karen Gonzalez from O’Connor High School in Helotes, TX 78023 took a silver medal and second in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors. Vincent Villegas from San Antonio, TX 78216 placed first – and was awarded a gold medal – in The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition.

During the cook-off competition, the finalists were asked to showcase their talent and skill by preparing and serving a two-course meal in just two hours. The meal consisted of an appetizer of Shrimp Cocktail and an entrée of Sautéed Chicken Breast with Creative Garnish, Rice Pilaf and Broccoli Sauté.

Competitors were judged on five technical skills including knife skills, safety, sanitation, organization, cooking techniques, and clean-up, and five qualities of the finished dishes – temperature, taste, texture, portion size and presentation.

Morales was awarded a $4,000 tuition scholarship, Gonzalez a $1,000 tuition scholarship and Villegas a $1,500 tuition scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio. In addition, the first place winners in both categories will move on to be considered for a Chopped-style cooking competition in New York in April. The winner of that competition will receive a $40,000 tuition scholarship.


Winners’ Quotes:

Luis Morales: “My primary goal in the culinary industry is to open my own restaurant.”


Karen Gonzalez: “I [experiment] with all kinds of recipes, principally cookies and cakes. The originality in the birthday cake decoration process I used made me more aware that I wanted to become a pastry chef.”


Vincent Villegas: “Not a day goes by when I don’t think about food or cooking. I’m always trying new foods and driving to [new] places to experience new culinary ideas.”


Cook-off competitions were held at all participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the U.S. and Canada in March. In addition to earning their scholarship awards, all local Best Teen Chef first place winners will have the opportunity to win a trip to New York City for a very special food experience.


For more information, visit http://new.artinstitutes.edu/areasofstudy/Culinary-Arts/detail/53 or contact The Art Institute of San Antonio at 210-338-7343.

The Art Institute of San Antonio


The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of San Antonio, 10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78230. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Kristy Salindo was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category. Huy Hong was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Salindo, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley. Hong, a high school senior, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Salindo and Hong will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Luis Calo Morales, Karen Gonzalez, and Vincent Villegas Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of San Antonio Luis Calo Morales, Karen Gonzalez, and Vincent Villegas Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of San Antonio

Seventeen aspiring chefs with a craving for culinary excellence put their kitchen skills to the test as they competed for tuition scholarships on Saturday, March 8, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. At the end of the day, three stood triumphant.

 
Luis Morales from Clark High School, San Antonio, TX 78249 took a gold medal and first place and Karen Gonzalez from O’Connor High School in Helotes, TX 78023 took a silver medal and second in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors. Vincent Villegas from San Antonio, TX 78216 placed first – and was awarded a gold medal – in The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition.
 
During the cook-off competition, the finalists were asked to showcase their talent and skill by preparing and serving a two-course meal in just two hours. The meal consisted of an appetizer of Shrimp Cocktail and an entrée of Sautéed Chicken Breast with Creative Garnish, Rice Pilaf and Broccoli Sauté.
 
Competitors were judged on five technical skills including knife skills, safety, sanitation, organization, cooking techniques, and clean-up, and five qualities of the finished dishes – temperature, taste, texture, portion size and presentation.
 
Morales was awarded a $4,000 tuition scholarship, Gonzalez a $1,000 tuition scholarship and Villegas a $1,500 tuition scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio. In addition, the first place winners in both categories will move on to be considered for a Chopped-style cooking competition in New York in April. The winner of that competition will receive a $40,000 tuition scholarship.
 
Winners’ Quotes:
 
Luis Morales: “My primary goal in the culinary industry is to open my own restaurant.”
 
Karen Gonzalez: “I [experiment] with all kinds of recipes, principally cookies and cakes. The originality in the birthday cake decoration process I used made me more aware that I wanted to become a pastry chef.”
 
Vincent Villegas: “Not a day goes by when I don’t think about food or cooking. I’m always trying new foods and driving to [new] places to experience new culinary ideas.”
 
Cook-off competitions were held at all participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the U.S. and Canada in March. In addition to earning their scholarship awards, all local Best Teen Chef first place winners will have the opportunity to win a trip to New York City for a very special food experience.
 
For more information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or contact The Art Institute of San Antonio at 210-338-7343.
 
The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of San Antonio, 10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78230. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Art Institute of San Antonio Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Art Institute of San Antonio Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries

This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In San Antonio, The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

 
“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”
 
This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Art Institute of San Antonio.
 
Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.
 
This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.
 
For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com.
 
The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is located at 10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78230. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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