The Chef’s Academy Hosts Inaugural Chili Cook-Off Competition and New Student Preview Day

Students Get Fired Up to Compete for Chili Champion Title at Upcoming Community Event

Raleigh, NC, February 01, 2013 --( The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced that the school will host its inaugural Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teams of three students each will engage in a heated competition for the title of The Chef’s Academy Chili Champion. Students will begin preparing their chili at 8:30 a.m. and the dishes will be ready for judging and public tasting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tasting cups will be available for purchase for $2 and all proceeds will go toward a culinary student scholarship.

In conjunction with the Chili Cook-off, The Chef’s Academy will welcome prospective students for a “New Student Preview Day” orientation. Those interested in pursuing a culinary career are invited to tour the institution’s Morrisville campus, as well as meet with faculty and staff to discuss educational requirements and curricula for both the pastry and culinary arts programs. This will be one of two new student orientations and is open to anyone interested in enrolling at The Chef’s Academy.

“We hope that the Chili Cook-off will add a little heat to the cold winter weather and serve as a chance for our students to showcase their cooking skills in a friendly competition,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, campus president and dean of culinary education for The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville. “We invite the community to sample delicious varieties of a comfort food favorite and watch our students battle it out for the title of The Chef’s Academy’s Chili Champion.”

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The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 5,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit

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