Introducing Culinary Arts
Traditionally, students who participate in the local and national ACT-SO competition compete in categories within the Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Entrepreneurship.
The National NAACP ACT-SO Office, in conjunction with the 2012 Culinary Arts partners (Hyatt Hotels and Sodexo), has recently expanded the Entrepreneurship category by introducing Culinary Arts as a separate competition. Culinary Arts is offered to high school students who have formal culinary training and attend an institution that offers Culinary Arts as a Curriculum.
We are pleased to announce ACT-SO New Brunswick as a 2012 participant in the Culinary Arts Competition. $50,000 in cash and scholarships is up for grabs at this years' National ACT-SO Competition.
Preparing for the Culinary Arts Program
All Culinary Arts participants are required to complete a menu plan consisting of an appetizer and entrée. The guidelines include the community storeroom which houses all of the ingredients for the Competition, a list of spices and the identified protein. All participants must adhere to the food items available in the community storeroom. The mentoring chef assigned to you will assist you with developing and preparing your menu.
Think You Have What it Takes?
Interested in competing? Do you think you have what it takes? Here's what you need to do:
Apply Online today. Registration ends March 14th. We will contact you to let you know when the Kickoff Meeting will be.
Download the forms and the Student Handbook (below) to get a head start on what's required.
Culinary Arts Student Handbook
Student Commitment Form
Mentor Verification Form
Take a look at some of the other online media concerning the ACT-SO Culinary Arts.
Sodexo Community Sporlight
Sodexo Press Release
Washington DC Press Release
CSR Press Release