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2007 Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition

PHOENIX-Does preparing chicken concasse with Al Roker on the set of The Today Show or demonstrating pistachio encrusted Mahi-Mahi with Ellen DeGeneres sound farfetched for a high school senior?

It's not. Winners in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef scholarship competition have made national television appearances on The Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as CNN and Fox & Friends after winning the prestigious title Best Teen Chef.   

Sponsored by The Art Institutes, including The Art Institute of Phoenix, 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.

Deadline to enter the competition at The Art Institute of Phoenix is February 9, 2007.  You must be a high school senior graduating in 2007 to be eligible.  To learn more about how to enter contact Amy La Sala Smith at 602-331-7563 or e-mail alasala@aii.edu at The Art Institute of Phoenix. 

The Best Teen Chef competition takes place in two stages.  A local competition will be held on March 17, 2007 at The Art Institute of Phoenix and other participating Art Institutes locations throughout North America including:  The Art Institute of Atlanta, The Art Institute of California  Los - Angeles, The Art Institute of California - Orange County, The Art Institute of California - San Diego, The Art Institute of Charlotte, The Art Institute of Colorado, The Art Institute of Dallas, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, The Art Institutes International Minnesota, The Art Institute of New York City, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, The Art Institute of Seattle, The Art Institute of Tampa, The Art Institute of Vancouver, The Art Institute of Washington and The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago.

Following the local competition, 20 finalists will attend the national Best Teen Chef 2007 Cook-off to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at The Art Institute of Dallas.   

For complete details and to learn how to enter visit www.artinstitutes.edu/btc.

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