Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Top of the Class
Premieres Saturday, December 5, 2009
Dec 05, 2009 - 7:30 PM ET/PT
Dec 06, 2009 - 3:30 PM ET/PT

Monterey's own Chef Burt Cutino, Chief Operating Officer of the Sardine Factory is featured as one of the judges for the National ProStart Invitational culinary competition. The Invitational is an intense, three-day culinary competition sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and is composed of two distinct competitions: culinary and management. It involved approximately 80,000 student participants in more than 1,650 schools, across 47 states, territories and districts.

Watch the show as Guy Fieri's Top of The Class is a behind the scenes look at one of the toughest culinary competitions around; exacting judges, an unforgiving clock and... all the competitors are teenagers. We reveal what happens when aspiring chefs, future restaurant owners and kids who passionate about food gather in San Diego for the National ProStart Invitational. 39 teams of top high-schoolers compete for almost 1.1 million dollars in cash, prizes and scholarships. Guy Fieri is the host as the students race to complete a three course meal before the one hour clock ticks down. The pressure is on, because winning this competition will change someone's future.

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