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Becoming a Chef takes years of training. The best Chefs begin that training in culinary school. Haute Plate follows a group of students working to perfect their craft at the San Diego Culinary Institute, one of the most highly respected culinary schools in the country.

To become a Chef is their dream - but first, they have to pass their finals.
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Episode One Preview
Meet the students of SDCI as they prepare for their grueling two-day final exam and compete for externships in the best fine dining kitchens. (02:06)
 


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SDCI Commercial Spot
One of three :30 sec spots advertising the San Diego Culinary Institute. Got talent? Looking for a new career? Get cooking. Be a Chef.™ (0:40)
 


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Alex
Alex
Age: 25
Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico
Before Culinary School: Attended business school
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Christina
Age: 22
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Before Culinary School: Worked in various kitchens

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Christina
 
Paul
Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Before Culinary School: Worked on farm.
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