Southern California Teen Wins Culinary Award

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Amanda Nunez of San Diego, a high-school senior and part-time pastry chef, has been named Best Teen Chef 2007 in a competition hosted by The Art Institutes. Her version of sauteed pork medallions and tortilla soup beat 22 rivals.


It's iron chef junior varsity. The Best Teen Chef 2007 was announced this weekend.

She's Amanda Nunez, a San Diego high-school senior and part-time pastry chef. Nunez wins a full tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of California-San Diego. Twenty-three contestants prepared the same menu of tortilla soup, starburst grapefruit salad, pork medallions and a roast a la Mexicana. But Nunez says she prefers Italian food.

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