It was 8:30 on a Saturday morning and AACA student chef Amanda Shoup was staring into her mystery basket. She had 30 minutes to plan her menu using the contents of that basket, create her timeline, design her plates and mise en place.
The American Academy of Culinary Arts is sponsoring a series of competitions for culinary students. The Great American Chef Cookoff is the first in a series of competitive events to bring the future great American chefs together to compete for scholarships at the American Academy of Culinary Arts.
The first event is a cookoff competition for High School Seniors in the region’s High School Culinary Schools.
The event will pair teams of two students from each school to compete for scholarships at AACA. To enter, Instructors should contact the American Academy of Culinary Arts at
412-809-5381 to register their teams. The competitions will take place at the new American Academy of Culinary Arts Culinary Center at PTI 1111 McKee Road in Oakdale. Join us for the events to cheer on your favorite team, tour the Culinary Center and to get a feel for the excitement AACA is bringing to culinary education in the area.