Cooking competition

At the end of each session we have a TV-style cooking competition on the last day, Friday afternoon.  If you watch the shows, you know what we mean!  Who will chop their way to victory this summer?

The competition in our culinary arts summer class is all in good fun, and students are placed in teams and tasked to make any appetizer, main course and dessert from the curriculum across the two weeks. Judges can include local chefs, foodies, food bloggers, and more.  Students work in teams and choose the recipes they want to present to the judges.

Parents/families are invited to attend the cooking competition and will get to sample all the recipes!  We will send out info on this in your welcome pack don’t worry.  It is the last Friday of each session, at the kitchen, arrive around 4:00PM.

Past winning recipes – all made from scratch:

Savory: Pan-seared plantains stuffed with chorizo and caramelized onions topped with avocado crema over lime and cilantro arugula

Savory: Blue-cheese butter-stuffed pan-seared chicken with quinoa and carrots drizzled with cherry-dark chocolate sauce

Pastry: Cherry clafoutis with a chocolate ganache and whipped cream garnish.  Served with lightly spiced donut with an apple filling and an apple cider glaze and fresh peach sorbet.

A cooking competition winning team celebrates their victory!

We bring all our tastings and ideas from our event nights with us. Our cooking competition is about teamwork and most importantly it’s about fun. We go for it with recipes, we really stretch, and we have a great time doing it. It’s fun to watch our families try some of the dishes isn’t it? We do this at campusNYC and it is AMAZINGLY fun!