Wegmans Hosts Essay Contest to Award Two Culinary Teen Camp Scholarships

Rochester, NY, March 10, 2016 -

WHO: All teens ages 12-18.

WHAT: The annual Wegmans Culinary Teen Camp scholarship essay contest awards two teens with scholarships to attend a five-day culinary camp at Wegmans Menu Cooking School in Rochester or Wegmans Menu Cooking Events in Buffalo.

HOW: To enter, teens are invited to submit an essay of up to 350 words answering the question, “What has inspired you to want to learn more about cooking?” Entries may be sent via email to menucookingschool@wegmans.com or by mail to Wegmans Menu Cooking School, Attn: Angela Volta, P.O. Box 30844, 1500 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624. Please include the teen’s name and age along with a parent’s name, mailing address, email address, phone number with area code, and an indication of whether the entry is for Rochester or Buffalo. Check here for further information, including teen camp dates and official contest rules.

WHEN: Essays may be submitted now through April 6, 2016. A panel of Wegmans employees will review and score the entries, and two winners will be announced on or about April 15.


Rochester Menu Cooking School                              Buffalo Menu Cooking Events

Wegmans Pittsford                                                             Wegmans Sheridan Drive
3195 Monroe Avenue                                                         5275 Sheridan Drive
Rochester, NY 14618                                                           Williamsville, NY 14221
(585) 249-0278                                                                       (716) 631-4370

Wegmans Culinary Teen Camps began in 2007. Teens attending the five-day camp learn everything from slicing and pan searing to food safety, menu planning, and meal presentation. They receive instruction from Wegmans Executive Chef Mark Makovec in Rochester and Wegmans Chef Bill Makofski in Buffalo. Each camp also offers daily guest instructors from areas like seafood and nutrition, and the week culminates in a graduation party with food prepared by the students.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

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