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Chef Brandon Allen is Rising Star at International Culinary School of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

By Liz Petoniak / Photography By Michael Fornataro | April 01, 2015
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Chef Brandon Allen
Chef Brandon Allen

Congratulations are in order! Culinary student and up-and-coming chef Brandon Allen of the International Culinary School of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh recently placed second overall in the regional 2015 S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition.

Cooking up his beautifully plated dish of pan-seared North Atlantic halibut filet, he impressed the food media, distinguished guests, and renowned chefs alike who gathered at SD26 restaurant in New York City to spectate and judge. The competition and mentorship program features students from more than 40 culinary schools across the U.S. and Canada, with the final victor winning a yearlong, paid apprenticeship underneath a celebrity chef. We eagerly await to see what Allen, who graduates this June, will do next!

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh.

Article from Edible Allegheny at http://edibleallegheny.ediblecommunities.com/eat/chef-brandon-allen-rising-star-international-culinary-school-art-institute-pittsburgh
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