The Chef’s Academy Announces Participation in Texas Pete® Vinaigrette and Marinade Recipe Contest

Students at Local Culinary Institute Compete to Have Recipe Bottled and Distributed by Hilldon Foods

Raleigh, NC, August 31, 2013 --( The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, has announced it will host a competition in partnership with Texas Pete®. The competition will allow the institutions' current culinary students and graduates to compete as they work to create a tasty vinaigrette and marinade recipe. The iconic Texas Pete Hot Sauce must be a key flavor element in each eligible recipe, and the winner will receive the honor of having their recipe bottled and sold across the state. Product labels on the winning recipe will include the winner’s name as well as the Texas Pete and The Chef’s Academy logos. The live-action competition, which will take place on Friday, September 6, will feature competitors assembling a vinaigrette dressing to accompany a summer salad of their creation, as well as preparing a marinated chicken dish using the same recipe.

In order to enter the competition, The Chef’s Academy students and graduates were required to submit a recipe meeting specific guidelines for formatting, ingredients and preparation methods, with the ability of the recipe to be easily reproduced being among the most important criteria. From the recipe submissions, due no later than Aug. 29, a final round of competitors, including six finalists and two alternates, will be announced Tuesday, Sept. 3. The final round of the contest is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 6. First, second and third place winners will be announced, with prizes awarded to each by Hilldon Foods.

"The Texas Pete and marinade recipe contest is a fun and exciting opportunity for students and graduates to showcase their unique culinary talents in a creative, competitive and hands-on setting,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, North Carolina campus president and national dean at The Chef’s Academy. "Texas Pete is a staple in kitchens throughout the state of North Carolina, and I am confident our students will create some truly memorable recipes from that foundation.”

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The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 4,000 students worldwide. 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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