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Aspiring Chefs Head for the Kitchen to Compete for Scholarships

By: The Art Institutes

March 8, 2013

Aspiring chefs who crave a future in the culinary world will put their kitchen skills to the test as they compete for tuition scholarships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. This year’s two finalists were selected from all entries submitted for the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents.

Aspiring chefs who crave a future in the culinary world will put their kitchen skills to the test as they compete for tuition scholarships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver.  This year’s two finalists were selected from all entries submitted for the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents.

The finalists in the high school senior category (The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition) include: Yasemin Sabir of Burnaby and Elvin Do of Vancouver.

Each finalist will prepare a two-course meal from recipes distributed in advance. The meal, which must be prepared and served in two hours, consists of a Shrimp Cocktail, Sautéed Breast of Chicken with Creative Garnish, Rice Pilaf and Broccoli Sauté.

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

The Local Cook-off Competitions will be judged by professional chefs and culinary faculty, who will name one first place and one second place winner. The winners will earn tuition scholarships – $4,000 for the first place winner and $1,000 for the second place winner. 
 
“Students who have the enthusiasm, passion and creativity needed for these competitions tend to become successful graduates and professionals in the food service industry.  We are excited to be able to develop their raw talent through our role as culinary educators,” says Chef Benny Faber, Culinary Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver.

Cook-off competitions for The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef and Culinary Scholarship Competitions will also be held at other participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes schools across the U.S. and Canada in March.

For more information, visit www.aicompetitions.com/culinary or contact The Art Institute of Vancouver at 604.683.9200.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

By: The Art Institutes

March 8, 2013