At the end of the day, three finalists stood triumphant. Cynthia Bobadilla from Tri-Cities High School in East Point took a gold medal and first place (a $4,000 tuition scholarship), and Breanna Thornton from Haralson County High School in Tallapoosa took a silver medal and second (a $1,000 tuition scholarship) in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors.
Amir Mohamed Refaat from Stone Mountain placed first (a $1,500 tuition scholarship) – and was awarded a gold medal – in The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition.During the cook-off competition, the finalists were asked to showcase their talent and skill by preparing and serving a two-course meal in just two hours. The meal consisted of an appetizer of shrimp cocktail and an entrée of sautéed chicken breast with creative garnish, rice pilaf and broccoli sauté.
Cook-off competitions are being held at all participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the U.S. and Canada in March.
Information: (800) 275-4242, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aicompetitions.com/culinary.