Culinary Classic Competition

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Montpelier City Hall
39 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Now in our ninth year, the NECI Culinary Classic is a competition for high school students from across the state to pit their skills against one another and win scholarship awards and prizes from New England Culinary Institute! The rules are simple and the event is open to spectators and students from all culinary programs are encouraged to attend! Family / friends / instructors are requested to give space for the competitors and not crowd the tables. We appreciate your participation this year and we hope everyone finds the experience challenging, fun, and a learning experience. Good Luck!

  • Each team of three students has ninety minutes to prepare a three-course meal, soup through dessert, from a basket of ingredients.
  • Students only! Prepare, plate, and present your dishes to a distinguished panel of judges.
  • There will be campus tours as well as demos and presentations from NECI students and Chef-Instructors for those students not competing.


1st prize team members will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship
2nd prize team members will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship
3rd prize team members will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship

First, second, and third place winning team members will receive knife kits provided by Mercer Cutlery.

All scholarships can be used upon high school graduation, acceptance, and enrollment at New England Culinary Institute.


For more information and to register your team, contact Joey Buttendorf at 802.225.3252 or email [email protected]