Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2009

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—San Diego is summoning the best teen chefs across the United States and Canada to display their culinary chops in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2009.

Now in its 10th year, the Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships for The Art Institutes schools to high school seniors in the United States and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the fast-growing culinary industry. The top prize winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship toward a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, certificate program or diploma program to study culinary arts at one of the more than 30 participating Art Institutes locations, including The Art Institute of California—San Diego.

Local cook-off competitions will take place at participating locations of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes on March 14, 2009. First place local winners will progress to the National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition, which will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at The Art Institute of Charlotte.

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship and the title of Best Teen Chef 2009, the national first-place winner, in partnership with Food Network, will be an "Intern for a Day" at Food Network Kitchens in New York City. The winner will also receive a tour of Food Network's studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef's restaurant and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.

To be eligible to enter the competition, high school seniors must first submit a completed Entry and Release form by February 6, 2009 to The Art Institute of California—San Diego or fill out an online entry form at here. Deadline for complete entries into the competition is February 20, 2009. For more information on The Best Teen Chef Competition, contact Jody Auslund at or (858) 598-1303.