Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Students can enter to win AI's Best Teen Chef scholarship, Food Network "Intern for a Day"

High school seniors with aspirations of a culinary education can enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2010, sponsored by the International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes (AI).

The top prize winner will earn a full-tuition scholarship toward a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, certificate or diploma program to study culinary arts at one of the more than 30 participating Art Institutes schools.

Now in its 11th year, the Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $200,000 in tuition scholarships to AI schools to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the fast growing culinary industry.

The first-place local winners from AI schools across the country will progress to the National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition, which will be held on May 15, 2010, at AI-Houston.

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship and the title of Best Teen Chef 2010, 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 5, 2010, to a 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 26, 2010.

To learn how to enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2010 and view full details, visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=ai1006.