Area students earn culinary kudos
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Remember their names because you will see them in bright lights; they’ll be the Wolfgang Pucks of the next era,” Cutler said. Other winners from the Valley include: Erica Contreras of Sylmar High School, $24,500 to attend Kendall College in Chicago; Alexander Granados of Chatsworth High School, $22,000 to attend the New England Culinary Institute; Yvonne Guerra of Monroe High School, $12,100 to attend the Restaurant School in Philadelphia plus a $1,000 C-CAP scholarship; Loan Nguyen of Chatsworth High School, $8,000 to attend the New England Culinary Institute plus a $1,000 C-CAP scholarship; Ricardo Aguayo of Monroe High School, $8,000 to attend the New England Culinary Institute plus a $1,000 C-CAP scholarship; Rosanna Rodriguez of Sylmar High School, a $3,500 scholarship to attend Westlake Culinary Institute plus a $1,000 C-CAP scholarship; Vynessa Morales of San Fernando High School, $3,255 to attend Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom and Chefs Inc., both in Los Angeles; and Christopher Higa of Chatsworth High School, $1,500 scholarship to Glendale Community College plus $255 for classes at Chefs Inc. [email protected] (818) 713-3663 Two San Fernando Valley high school students have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to two of America’s top culinary arts programs. Luis de Santiago of Sylmar High School was awarded a $43,000 scholarship to attend The Art Institute of California and Jeffrey Louis Jones of Van Nuys High School was awarded a $42,000 scholarship to attend the Culinary Institute of America. De Santiago and Jones were just two of the culinary students honored Monday at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program awards banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel. A total of $346,000 in scholarships was given to 26 students, who competed in a culinary cook-off Friday at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Mitzie Cutler, Los Angeles program director for C-CAP, said the judges were “blown away” by the talent of the students, who have been training with top area chefs.