NEW YORK (AP) — Competitors on “Top Chef” and “The Next Food Network Star” battle for fame and prizes.
The stakes are just as high for 19 New York City high school students in a cooking challenge Tuesday. The winners will earn scholarships to culinary schools.READ MORE: San Bernardino Investigators Say Loma Linda Sexual Predator May Have More Underage Victims That Have Not Yet Come Forward
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program started the contest in 1990 in New York. It’s expanded to seven locations including Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Tuesday’s competition started with a frenzy of potato peeling and batter whisking. They’re given two hours to prepare a classic French chicken dish and dessert crepes. The judges include graduates of the program who’ve gone on to restaurant careers.READ MORE: Drone Video: Great White Sharks Off California's Coast Are More Common Than You Think
Winners will be named later this month.
Sadly, one contestant was missing Tuesday. He was killed by a subway train last month.MORE NEWS: 'Just Not Fair': Gascón Drops Bid For Death Penalty In Killing Of 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos
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