Wednesday, April 14, 2010

High school students compete for Best Teen Chef '10

On April 18 11 high school seniors will compete for the title of Best Teen Chef 2010 and a $3,000 scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Ohio--Cincinnati. The local winner will move on to the national competition, where he or she will compete for a full-tuition scholarship and, in partnership with Food Network, work as Intern for a Day at Food Network Kitchens in New York City. The national 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.

The 11 students who will compete in the local-level competition at The Art Institute of Ohio--Cincinnati are: Danicia Rucker, Ashtabula, Ohio; David Virgin, Grayson, Ky.; Abby Robertson, Hamilton, Ohio; Ashley Pado, Wooster, Ohio; Samantha Ruttman, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Hilarrie Mancuso, Parma, Ohio; Colt Curry, Wilmington, Ohio; Tiffany McCann, Wilmington, Ohio; Chelsea Stonerock, Bethel, Ohio; Andrew Salvidar, Pierceton, Ind.; and Jasmine Hagood, Cincinnati.

The Best Teen Chef Competition, now in its eleventh year, awards more than $200,000 in tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes schools to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the culinary industry. For more information, visit

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