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April 2, 2013 > Fremont teen wins award in Best Teen Chef scholarship competition

Fremont teen wins award in Best Teen Chef scholarship competition

Submitted By Mandy Wilson

Nicole Dunuan proved that practice, talent and dedication are a winning recipe in a tough cook-off competition at The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.

Aspiring chefs with a craving for culinary artistry put their kitchen skills to the test as they competed for tuition scholarships Saturday, March 2, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University. At the end of the day, Nicole Dunuan of Fremont was awarded the silver medal in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors.

During the cook-off competition, 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 entree of Sauteed Chicken Breast with Creative Garnish, Rice Pilaf and Broccoli Saute.

Competitors were judged on five technical skills including knife skills, safety, sanitation, organization, cooking techniques, and clean-up, and five qualities of the finished dishes - temperature, taste, texture, portion size and presentation.

Dunuan earned a $1,000 tuition scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco.

"Despite the stiff competition, our winners this year truly stood out," said Chef Mark Davis, Culinary Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco. "Their passion and enthusiasm for the culinary arts is inspiring and we look forward to developing their talent in our culinary education programs."

Cook-off competitions were held at all participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the U.S. and Canada in March.

For more information, visit www.aicompetitions.com/culinary or contact The Art
Institute of California - San Francisco at (415) 865-0198.

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