High School Chefs Turn Flour Into Gold: C-CAP Cooking Competition for Scholarships


29 finalists representing greater Los Angeles area public high schools will compete against the clock when C-CAP will re-create the intensity of a four-star restaurant kitchen for high school seniors to face off in a savory and sweet challenge.

Within a two-hour time limit, each competitor will prepare, from memory, a two-course French meal

Si»preme Poulet Chasseur avec Pommes Chi¢teau (Hunter’s Chicken with Turned, Sauteed Potatoes) and Criªpes Sucrees with Creme Pi¢tissiere and Sauce au Chocolat (Dessert Crepes with Pastry Cream and Chocolate Sauce)

Students will be judged on organization, sanitation, work flow and timing, cooking techniques and skills, taste, and presentation as they each prepare the same set menu. The competitors were chosen on the basis of their performance in the preliminary competition (recently held at The International Culinary School at the Art Institute – Los Angeles), academic records, a personal essay, and their desire to pursue post-secondary education and to forge careers in the food service industry.

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; and cash awards to help defray the costs of books, supplies, housing, and other expenses while at college.

The results of the C-CAP Los Angeles Cooking Competition for Scholarships will be revealed to participants at the annual C-CAP Los Angeles Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 6, 2013, 8:30-10:30 a.m., hosted by The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Posted by Paula Votendahl