Shaw High School senior Antrovious Ferguson took home second place last month in the Future Chef of America Competition sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
The competition took place May 10 and netted Ferguson a $3,000 scholarship to attend the culinary academy in Atlanta or any one of the 14 affiliate campuses of Le Cordon Bleu Schools in North America.
Ferguson earned the second place spot with his his original dish, "Herb Crusted Chicken with an Apple-Cream Sauce and a Side of Steamed Asparagus and Three-Veggie Ant Rice."
He competed against nine other contestants in a 90-minute race to prepare and present a two-course menu using only materials from a list of ingredients provided prior to the event.
The judges assessed the contestants on cooking technique, kitchen organization including safety and sanitation and presentation, taste and timing.
Devin Wilson, a senior at Mount Zion High School in Carrollton, Ga., placed first in the competition. He will receive a scholarship award in the amount of $5,000 to be used toward his tuition.