August 23, 2010

Contest to Find Next Great Kosher Chef Launched

Brooklyn, NY…In the midst of a host of competitive reality shows searching for the next great chef comes a new contest catered to the next great kosher chef.
Created by the Center for the Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA), “The Next Great Kosher Chef” contest is looking for amateur cooks who greatly desire breaking into the professional world of the kosher food-service business. The contest has people apply for one of three spots in the ultimate challenge; the winner of that challenge will receive a full scholarship to Winter 2010 professional training program in culinary arts at the school – a value of nearly $5,000 – and the title of The Next Great Kosher Chef. All the judges will be in-house CKCA instructors. Graduates of the Center’s culinary-training program have gone on to work in such prestigious kosher kitchens as Mike’s Italian Kitchen, The Purple Pear, Abigael’s on Broadway, Basil Restaurant, and many others. Applications are due by August 31st.Ten semi-finalists will be selected based on those submissions on September 15th , and will then go on to a qualifying round of personal interviews searching for great chef potential. From that pool, three finalists will be selected on November 15th to participate in the final competition, which will consist of a written exam and a series of innovative culinary challenges. The final competition will take place on December 12th. Many applications have already been received, including from Arizona, Florida, and the Tri-State area. (