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San Antonio High School Students Compete for Scholarships to The Culinary Institute of America

San Antonio, TX – Students from three San Antonio-area high schools will be competing for scholarships to The Culinary Institute of America at a cook-off at the college on Saturday, April 16.

The three high schools—Louis D. Brandeis, John Marshall, and South San Antonio—are each sending four team members and an alternate to the CIA’s campus at The Pearl. Once there, they will receive a “mystery basket” of ingredients from which they will have to create a three-course menu. Teams will have 30 minutes to set up their station and develop their menu, followed by two hours to prepare a first course (soup, salad, or appetizer), main course, and dessert to serve four. Competitors must use all the items in the basket.

The competition will run from 8 a.m. to noon, with a staggered starting time for each team. Six chefs from the CIA faculty will serve as judges, grading the students on both their work in the kitchen as well as the presentation and taste of their dishes.

Each member of the winning team will earn a $1,500 scholarship to the CIA. Members of the second-place team will each receive a $1,000 CIA scholarship, and each third-place team member will get a $500 scholarship to the college.

The CIA San Antonio offers associate degrees in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. Graduates can then transfer to the college’s New York campus to complete bachelor’s degrees in Management, Culinary Science, or Applied Food Studies.

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The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. (Photo credit: Michael White/CIA)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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