Enter our scholarship competitions and summer programs for high school students!


CHOCOLATE COMPETITION: Saturday, April 29, 2023

CULINARY COMPETITION: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Every spring, Walnut Hill College holds its very own in-person Culinary and Chocolate Competitions to discover and recognize rising talent among high school students. Each competition is open to juniors and seniors and is separated into two divisions: high school and vocational-technical school.

The Culinary Competition challenges students to cook chicken and one side dish using an array of ingredients provided in our kitchens. While everyone receives the same chicken recipe, each student must create their own side dish without using a printed recipe on competition day. This twist to the competition really brings out the inventive cooking ideas we love to see!

For our Chocolate Competition, all of the students must bake a chocolate cake at home in advance of the competition. What sets each cake apart is the extraordinary design work that each student puts into his or her confection! Whether they choose to design a simple but elegant cake or go all out with a multi-colored, multi-layered masterpiece, the students are encouraged to be creative.

Each division of the Culinary and Chocolate Competitions awards scholarships to three winners in the amounts of $6,000, $3,000, and $1,800 to be used toward tuition at Walnut Hill College. The high school of the first-place winner in each division also receives $500 for its Family and Consumer Science Department or Culinary Arts Program.

Download our Competition Booklet for a complete list of rules and competition recipes. To register, please fill out the form below.

*Please note: Each high school is allowed to register one student in the Chocolate Competition and one other student in the Culinary Competition, or the same student in both competitions. We do not allow more than one student from the same school to compete in the same competition. In the event that your school already has a competitor registered to compete you can request to be added to the waitlist.

*Please note: All participants are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the Walnut Hill College Competitions.

High School Competition Registration

Culinary ARTS SUMMER camp: for freshmen and sophomores


Join us for a two-day adventure into the world of hospitality. We’ve created a hands-on program that will get you involved in culinary and pastry arts as you take a regional gastronomic tour of the United States, with “stops” in New Orleans, Chicago, Georgia, North Carolina, California, the Florida Keys, New Jersey, and, of course, our very own Philadelphia.

In just two days, you’ll gain a true understanding of what this rewarding field has to offer. You’ll also discover what makes Walnut Hill College exceptional: an approach to learning that focuses on YOU–the student.

Summer Institute: Class of 2024

WEEK 1: 12-14 July 2023

WEEK 2: 19-21 July 2023

Each year, Walnut Hill College presents its Summer Institute for high school juniors. You’ll get a taste of what our students experience during Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and Management classes catered just to you. For three days, you’ll learn about exciting career options within restaurants and hospitality, participate in fun off-campus events, and meet other students who are just as passionate about the industry as you are.

*Please note that all participating students are required to be fully vaccinated, and able to provide proof of such, in order to attend this years Summer Institute.


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