LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sullivan University is offering $70,000 worth of scholarships to aspiring chefs as part of a program sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The Louisville-based school will provide the scholarships to Junior Chef champions who will be crowned in a statewide competition in August.
The Junior Chef program is part of the state Agriculture Department's Farm to School initiative, which encourages school food service directors to serve Kentucky Proud-designated foods to their students. The Junior Chef program encourages high school students to learn how to cook by using local ingredients.
State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the program can become a national model.
Junior Chef teams from across Kentucky took part in regional competitions this spring, and the regional winners will compete at the state fair in August.