The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) is searching for The NEXT GREAT KOSHER CHEF. The search concludes with its final round on Sunday, December 12th. The three finalists are competing in a filmed competition at the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City, NY. The prize is a full scholarship to the CKCA Winter 2011 Professional Program in Culinary Arts (Cash value: $5,000). Winning the competition will also grant the winner the title of NEXT GREAT KOSHER CHEF. The two runners up will get gorgeous gift baskets from Kosher.com.
Our very own Jamie Geller is one of the judges at what promises to be an intense competition. The other judges are Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine and Chef Seth Warshaw from ETC Steakhouse in Teaneck NJ.
The contestants will have to write a written exam, have to pass a series of culinary challenges and pass a market basket challenge where they are presented with an array of ingredients and have to cook a variety of dishes in an Iron Chef style part of the competition.