Winners Named in Art Institutes Meal Through the Arts Culinary Showcase Competition

Dishes from students to be featured nationwide in fundraiser to benefit No Kid Hungry

ATLANTA, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Four students from The Art Institutes, a system of schools with culinary programs in 28 locations across the United States, and a non-profit organization, were crowned winners in the Meal Through the Arts, a culinary competition to benefit the fight against childhood hunger. Their winning dishes will be highlighted in Art Institutes student-run restaurants across the country in the coming weeks.

Hosted by actor Jaleel White, the event challenged 12 regional winners in the Meal Through the Arts competition to prepare their recipes for a live audience and a panel of celebrity chefs (to include Chef Ito Fuyuhiko, Chef Jamika Pessoa and Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular). These students competed in four categories: canapé, salad, entrée and dessert.

The judges selected the following winners:


  • Caramelized Onion Duck Rillette: Aries Do, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Culinary Arts, Associate of Arts


  • Spring Beet Salad: Candice Mosely, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, Culinary Management, Bachelor of Science


  • Braised Duck with Mixed Vegetables and Creamy Mashed Potatoes: Larry Colbert, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Culinary Arts, Associate of Arts


  • Berry Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie Crust: Rebecca Martinez, The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, Culinary Arts, Associate of Science

Each of the four students will earn a $5,000 tuition scholarship to support their culinary education. Their winning recipes will create an exclusive four-course meal to be served at Art Institutes student-run restaurants across the country the week of May 14 – 18. For every meal purchased during that time, The Art Institutes will make a donation to No Kid Hungry

“The Art Institutes has a distinguished history in developing future culinary professionals. We are proud of the talent and drive our students showcased through this competition. We are honored to have them join us in the fight against childhood hunger by creating the dishes that will help raise funds across the country for No Kid Hungry,” said Claude Brown, president of The Art Institutes.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes is a system of non-profit schools through the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Some institutions in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 1500 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2018. The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at

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