Florida Teens Compete for Culinary Scholarship

March 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
March 14, 2007 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale announces the five semi-finalists high school teens to compete in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Culinary Scholarship Competition. Congratulations to the following Florida students Sarina Riley, of Oakland Park; Travis Boles, of Naples; Micah Tucker, of Boca Raton; Maria Lowenthal, of Weston, and Jodi-Lee Morrison of Lauderhill.

The five semi-finalists will compete in the local cook-off in competition on Saturday, March 17, at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1650 SE 17 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, to demonstrate their skills in the kitchen and best recipes. The finalist will be chosen at the end on the day and the winner will have the chance to compete for an Art Institute full tuition scholarship to pursue a two-year associate’s degree in the Culinary Arts program at the National Best Teen Chef Competition held at The Art Institute of Dallas on May 5.

Sponsored by The Art Institutes, the Best Teen Chef 2007 competition will award one lucky high school senior a full tuition scholarship worth approximately $35,000 to study culinary arts at The Art Institutes plus the prestigious title Best Teen Chef. Student competitors are judged by a panel of professional chefs and Master Chef faculty from The Art Institutes. In all, more than $200,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Culinary Arts program was established in 1992 training and educating students to grow and flourish in today’s food service industry. They are surrounded by established culinary artists in a setting that encourages and supports professional creative endeavors.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale www.aifl.edu is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 34 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.