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16 Mar 2018

Philadelphia region public high school chefs-in-training compete for scholarships and job opportunities at the careers through Culinary Arts Program Cooking Competition for Scholarships

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March 16, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

C-CAP will re-create the intensity of a restaurant kitchen where seniors and juniors will face a savory and sweet challenge from memory within a two-hour time limit, graded by local top chefs on technique, taste, and skills held at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, 2300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.

This year’s judges are:

Executive Chef Theo Charitos*, Red Cedar Grille

Chef Adam DeLosso, Garces Events

Chef and Owner Tova du Plessis, Essen Bakery

Executive Chef Daniel Eddy, Walnut Street Café

Chef De Cuisine Jeffrey Grimes, JG Domestic

Executive Chef Jared Johnson, STARR Events & Duane Morris

Chef Barbie Marshall, Hell’s Kitchen All-Star

Chef Clara Park, Chopped Champion

Chef Kelli Payne*, The Bakeshop on 20th

Executive Chef Sylva Senat*, Maison 208

Executive Chef and Owner Daniel Stern, R2L

Karen Brosius, C-CAP President

Richard Grausman, C-CAP Founder

* C-CAP Alumni

The competitors were chosen on the basis of their performance in the preliminary competition, academic records, a personal essay, and their desire to pursue post-secondary education and to forge careers in food-related industries. Students will be competing for scholarship awards and opportunities including full- and partial-tuition scholarships to premier local culinary colleges and to some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country.

The results of the competition will be revealed at the C-CAP Philadelphia Region C-CAP Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 8:30 -11:00 a.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Chef, co-owner and 2018 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist Ben Miller of El Compadre, will be the guest speaker.

The C-CAP Philadelphia Region program is in 17 high schools and serves over 1000 students in the Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Western Montgomery County.

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