Celebrity chefs, move over. High school juniors and
seniors from Frederick County public high schools are invited to compete
in a one-day cooking contest sponsored by the Culinary Arts and
Hospitality Institute of Frederick Community College (FCC).
One student from each high school and the Career and Technology Center
may enter the contest for a total of 11 competitors. Registration forms
must be completed by the high school’s sponsoring instructor and be
received by FCC no later than Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
The competition will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
at FCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute at 200 Monroe Avenue,
The competition includes a welcome continental breakfast and a luncheon
awards ceremony for participants, their parents and their sponsoring
The first place prize is a $530 scholarship toward tuition for classes
in FCC’s culinary arts program. The scholarship must be used within
six months of the winning student’s high school graduation. The second
place prize is a professional knife kit by Mercer Cutlery (valued at
$180), and the third place prize is a gift certificate for John Wiley &
Sons culinary textbook (valued at $150).
One student from each high school may enter the competition; however,
each school is advised to prepare additional students. If some schools
do not participate, other schools may send a second candidate. Schools
will be notified regarding entry availability for additional students
once all registrations have been received.
Sponsors for the competition are John Wiley & Sons Inc., Mercer
Cutlery, Wagner's Meats, Weis Markets and the Fredericktown Rotary Club.
Competition judges will be selected by the college. Following the
competition, judges will meet individually with each student competitor
to review his or her evaluation.
Competitors will prepare a chicken dish (recipe provided) and two side
dishes without the use of a printed recipe. Food and materials will be
provided by FCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute.
Students must abide by sanitation and food handling regulations and
demonstrate basic knife skills. Requirements are outlined in the
competition guidelines, available at www.frederick.edu/culinary .
Competition guidelines and registration forms are also available from
the principals at each FCPS high school and the Career and Technology