Eligibility : The Next Iron Chef Scholarship Essay Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 17 years of age or older

Promotion Period : From 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 8, 2009 through 9:00 a.m. ET on December 2, 2009 (the “Entry Period”)

How To Enter : To enter during the Entry Period, visit www.foodnetwork.com/scholarship complete the online entry form

Limit : Limit one (1) entry per person or e-mail address.

Prize (s):

There will be one (1) Grand Prize consisting of a $20,000 The Next Iron Chef Scholarship toward a culinary arts bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at any of The Art Institutes US locations. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this prize is $20,000.

Total ARV of all prizes:
$20,000

Winners : Beginning on or about January 25, 2010, you may obtain the name of the prize winner by visiting www.foodnetwork.com/scholarship. You may also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (no later than February 1, 2010) to the following address: The Art Institutes “The Next Iron Chef Scholarship” Winner Confirmation, P.O. Box 233, Florham Park, NJ 07932.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The concept of The Next Iron Chef Scholarship is fantastic. I got so excited when I saw it on Food Network. However, my dream is to go to the Culinary Institute of America. I’ve been doing EVERYTHING in my power the last few months to earn money soley to attend that school. Considering two of the five Iron Chefs graduated from CIA (Symon and Cora), it would make more sense to me to have a scholarship to CIA instead of the Art Institute.

    Before I even considered CIA as an option (it seemed like some sort of unrealistic dream college to me), I researched the Art Institute in Charleston, SC. A friend of mine mentioned it. I talked to the Assitant Director of Admissions for AI, Rhett Boyd, who is a very nice man who seemed like my attendence to that school was an absolute necessity. I was extremely interested until I found out more about both CIA and AI.

    There were a several factors that influenced my decision to apply to CIA, rather then AI. First, there are two Iron Chefs who attended CIA, zero that attended AI. Secondly, CIA’s curriculum looks outstanding in the way that they truely attempt to teach all subjects related directly to the students prospective career. They have have skill development classes, product identification, costing, accounting, menu development, forgein languages, etc. Students are expertly trained to become both chefs and restaurant owners. Students have at least 1,600 kitchen hours, working in CIA’s five various restaurants. They require 18 week paid externship after freshman year to virtually any restaurant in America, as well as restaurants in other countries. CIA students have an average of two to three job offers at graduation. And best of all, it’s a college. Students at CIA have a gym to go to, a meal plan, the choice to be in clubs, intramural and intercollegiate sports. CIA offers a full college experience for foodies. There’s is no other school like it.

    I think it’s great that Iron Chef America is offering a scholarship. I just think they chose the wrong school.

  2. Arielle, great for you on deciding which college fits your needs the best, but try not to bad-mouth a school that you don’t even attend. I happen to go to the Art Institute of Ohio, and could not love it more.
    You Say “CIA’s curriculum looks outstanding in the way that they truly attempt to teach all subjects related directly to the students prospective career. They have have skill development classes, product identification, costing, accounting, menu development, forgein languages, etc. Students are expertly trained to become both chefs and restaurant owners. Students have at least 1,600 kitchen hours, working in CIA’s five various restaurants. They require 18 week paid externship after freshman year to virtually any restaurant in America, as well as restaurants in other countries. CIA students have an average of two to three job offers at graduation.” I say “So does AI”

    Now when you go on to list the gym, the meal plan, and the intramural and intercollegiate sports, that’s great and I hope you take advantage of all of the “extras” your school offers you. As for me, my spanish class, and joining the Culinary, Music, and Academic clubs will have to do.

    My bottom line is, if you’ve read these comments, don’t go off of one persons review. Heck, don’t even trust mine, go to a few campuses, see what programs they offer. You may find a Technical school that better fits your time, financial, and travel situation. Go with your passions, and find your own way. I found mine at AI, Arielle found hers at CIA. A chef is a chef, no matter where the education comes from, it’s all about your commitment and passion, find your path.

  3. Have to take one thing back. Students have at least 1,600 kitchen hours, working in CIA’s five various restaurants.

    AI students work in our campus restaurants, not CIA restaurants.

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