Thursday, March 12, 2009

Finding 2009's Best Teen Chef

High school seniors and budding chefs on March 14 will compete in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef 2009 Local Cook-off Competition at The Art Institute of California–San Diego. Coast-to-coast, Best Teen Chef Local Cook-off Competitions will be held at participating The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the United States and Canada.

Competitors will prepare a menu of Shrimp Cocktail, Sautéed Breast of Chicken, Fresh Broccoli and Rice Pilaf during timed heats. Local winners will head to The Art Institute of Charlotte, in North Carolina, May 8 to 10 for the Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition.

The national first prize includes a full-tuition scholarship toward an associate's degree, certificate or diploma program to study culinary arts at one of the more than 30 participating Art Institute locations; and the chance to be "Intern for a Day" at Food Network Kitchens in New York city.

More information about the Best Teen Chef Competition is available at The Art Institutes Web site.

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