Do you enjoy exploring new recipes and trying new flavor combinations? If you are a high school senior graduating in 2011, then the Best Teen Chef Competition is the place to showcase your talents. Compete against your peers to earn a scholarship towards a culinary education at one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.
Each participating Art Institutes school location will crown a local Best Teen Chef and offer the winner a $5,000 scholarship towards a culinary degree program.
The Best Teen Chef Competition, now in its twelfth 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.
“Every year we continue to be inspired by the talents of the emerging culinarians that enter the Best Teen Chef Competition. These students show a real love for the culinary arts and an enthusiasm for exploring fresh new meal ideas for friends and family,” says Chef Michael Nenes, Assistant Vice President of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.
To be eligible to enter the competition, high school seniors must first submit a completed Entry & Release Form by February 4, 2011 to the participating The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes location where they wish to enter the competition. Deadline for complete entries into the competition is February 25, 2011. Selected entrants will progress to Local Cook-Off Competitions at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations on April 30, 2011.
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at over 30 Art Institutes schools.
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.
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is 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. Two institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.