Best Teen Chef

In an effort to jumpstart the young culinary program at The Art Institutes, Jeff created The Art Institutes Best Teen Chefcompetition – a cook off among high school students aiming for scholarships to The Art Institutes schools.

Jeff managed all aspects of this competition and won numerous awards for the event as well as for the media results of each year’s event. This competition has been featured in local, regional and national news media, including the CBS Morning Show, the Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CNN, CNNfN, Fox News, CosmoGirl, Boys Life and YM magazines.

Each year, the Best Teen Chef competition garners media attention in print, broadcast, cable and Internet media, resulting in an average of 100 million media impressions, approximately three-quarters of a million dollars in media (ad equivalency) value and $1.5 million in publicity value.