Kristen Young Named Best Teen Chef
Nearly 40 high school seniors from the U.S. and Canada came together for one day of nonstop cooking, all in pursuit of scholarships to The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and the chance to be named Best Teen Chef 2010.
This year, Kristen Young of Yuma, Arizona emerged triumphant as a result of her unique menu of desert-painted, ginger and coconut-scented sweet potato soup with spiced yogurt and sautéed shrimp; and citrus and cumin-marinated chicken with roasted corn rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, and a mushroom tomato citrus sauce.
Kristen earned a full-tuition scholarship to study at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix and the opportunity to serve as “Intern for a Day” at Food Network Kitchens in New York City. She will also receive a tour of Food Network’s studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef’s restaurant, and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks. The annual event was held this year at The Art Institute of Houston.
Cheyenne Vallette of Henderson, Nevada earned second-place honors, receiving a half-tuition scholarship to study at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Harrison Parish of Cumming, Georgia earned third-place honors, receiving a quarter-tuition scholarship to study at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
For more information on The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition, click HERE.