Phoenix students test their skills in international culinary competition
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Two student teams from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix are packing their knife kits and heading to Austria for The Big Cooking Contest sponsored by the Association of Austrian Chefs. Students Marlee Martin and Jeremy Stephens make up “Team Red” and Sabrina Allen and David Rico are “Team Black”. The two groups of Phoenix students will compete against 30 other teams of students from around the world.
Students will be challenged to prepare a meal in half an hour using only Tyrolean products as ingredients. (Tyrol is a state in western Austria.) Students will not know the ingredients ahead of time. Teams will have five minutes to study the ingredients, five minutes of prep time and 30 minutes to prepare and plate the meal.
Four teams will go on to compete in the semi-finals and two teams will square off in the finals on Sept. 15. An international jury will judge the competition. The competition rules are based on guidelines of the World Association Chefs Societies.
The student competition is part of the FAFGA hospitality industry, food and tourism fair. The competition runs from Sept. 13 – 15. The teams depart for Austria on Sept. 10.
For more information, please contact Natalia Derevyanny at 312.735.0769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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