International Culinary School Announces Best Teen Chef Competition
Who will succeed Kevin Agra as the Best Teen Chef of the Inland Empire? A new winner for this title will be crowned March 14 when The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire holds its Best Teen Chef 2009 competition. The winner receives a scholarship and advances to a national competition. Photo by Robert Swapp
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — High school seniors with aspirations of a culinary education can qualify to win a $2,000 scholarship by entering the Best Teen Chef Competition 2009 at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.
Now in its tenth year, the Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the fast growing culinary industry.
A local cook-off competition will take place at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire in San Bernardino on March 14.
The first place local winner will receive $2,000 and advance to the National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition, which will be held on Saturday, May 9 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 television’s 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.
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America’s largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations.
Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institute school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.
It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Feb. 19 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.
For more information or a free tour of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.
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