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Monroe College, the host of America’s Best High School Chef, is dedicated to
the goal of strengthening high school students’ culinary capabilities by
providing high-quality educational experiences. The Monroe School of
Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts believes in competitions that help
identify, recognize, and reward excellence among high school students.
On March 5, 2016, up to 48 students will be selected to participate in the
culinary competition and twelve will participate in the pastry competition.
Student competitors will be asked to demonstrate their skills in the
award-winning Culinary Arts Center at Monroe College’s School of Hospitality
Management and the Culinary Arts in New Rochelle, NY. You must be a high school
senior to apply.
At the end of the competition the top-rated students will be acknowledged as
America’s Best High School Chef and Pastry Chef.
Students whose applications are accepted into the
ABHSC competition will be required to compete in the Basic Skills Round.
Each student will be assigned to one of 3 competition
flights of 16 students for a total of 48 slots in the Basic Skill Round. The top 16 students as computed by overall
score, regardless of which flight they compete in, will move on to the
semi-final Salad Basket Round.
Each Student will have 25 minutes total time to
demonstrate their skills by completing the following tasks:
will be scored on a 40 point system as follows:
10 points for overall kitchen which includes:
organization, sanitation, product handling
5 points for julienne
5 points for onion
10 points for tourné
10 points for orange
a student has received a Monroe College Scholarship Award from a previous
competition, Monroe College will honor the scholarship with the higher award
denomination. Scholarships are not
Students are encouraged to submit
an application for the Pastry Chef competition that includes a signature
dessert that the students are able to
prepare exactly as submitted in a 90 minute final round. The dessert must be an original concept set
forth by the student. The top 12 student
submissions will be selected to participate in the Pastry Chef Final
Round. Students may enter more than 1
submission; however, only 1 of their submissions may be eligible for the
The dessert should be of the style
and level expected in an upscale restaurant and include 5 basic elements for a
plated dessert (some items may be represented more than once, i.e. chocolate
cake is the main item, etc.)
Students are required to submit:
Pastry Chef Final Round
will be required to prepare and present 2 plated portions of their
dessert in the 90 minute window.
student has received a Monroe College Scholarship Award from a previous
College will honor the scholarship with the higher award denomination. Scholarships are not cumulative.