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May 6, 2014

Local resident receives cooking scholarship

PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times

BOULDER, Colo. — Local Pryor resident, Helena Stallings, was selected as a scholarship recipient for The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts “The Next Escoffier Student” film scholarship competition. Stallings was awarded second place and a $5,000 scholarship for her preparation of Roasted Leg of Lamb.

The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a leading school for aspiring chefs, pastry professionals and home cooks,  has selected three winners for “The Next Escoffier Student” film scholarship competition. The yearly competition awards three prospective culinary and pastry students a scholarship based on a five to seven minute video of the applicant preparing, cooking or baking, and plating their favorite dish. The three winners are chosen by a committee comprised of chef instructors and school staff.

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s winners,” said Paul Ryan, Boulder Campus Director. “Auguste Escoffier is dedicated to bringing young chefs to our school to perfect farm to table cuisine, and this scholarship competition provides them the opportunity.”

This year’s winners include Mark Dinnocenzo, a current culinary arts student at Auguste Escoffier who won first place and a $10,000 scholarship for his preparation of Eggs Benedict. Second place and a $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Stallings for her preparation of Roasted Leg of Lamb. Third place and a $3,000 scholarship was awarded to Carrie Cross for her preparation of Pavlova.

Auguste Escoffier strives to bring the Farm to Table® experience to young chefs, by making their prestigious culinary program more accessible through this yearly scholarship program. Auguste Escoffier’s Farm to Table® experience teaches students a fresh, sustainable approach to professional culinary training in partnership with Colorado farms and food artisans.

 

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