AE Hosts First Round of “The Next Top Chef 2024” Competition

AE holds Round 1 of the Next Top Chef competition with participating Hospitality students.

Brunswick, April 10, 2024 — The culinary excitement was palpable at Brunswick Campus this past Wednesday as students participated in the first round of the eagerly awaited “The Next Top Chef 2024” competition.

Students showcased their exceptional culinary talents, vying for top honors and scholarships. Chef Madeleine Bolger, a renowned Hospitality Trainer, led the event with the support of an esteemed judging panel that included Will Yu, Head of Hospitality; Sylvia Lushaj, Gold Plate Award-winning Chef; and Elly Wang, Industry Hospitality Specialist.

The judges faced a challenging task in selecting the winners due to the high level of skill demonstrated by all participants. After much deliberation, the following students emerged victorious:

1st Prize – $1,500:

  • Jonathon Licho
  • Gabrielle Garciano

2nd Prize – $1,000:

  • Juan Carlos Rivas Hurtado
  • Noppanut Chiamphanthong

3rd Prize – $750:

  • Breverly Antonio
  • Vincent Pe

The event was a resounding success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved. A heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and participants for their outstanding performances.

We look forward to the next round of this thrilling competition!


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