The James Beard Foundation’s Women in Culinary Leadership Grant Recipients Announced

 

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced the recipients of the 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant. Over sixty women with a background in hospitality and the culinary arts applied to participate in a six- or twelve-month mentor/grantee program with top industry leaders. The eight women selected are: Kimberly Fenoy, Laurel, NY; Venessa Goldberg, Seattle, WA; Alexandra Hare, Snyder, NY; Delilah Amanda Lynn, Brooklyn, NY; Shay Pacetti, Brooklyn, NY; Courtney Segal, Providence, RI; Titik Suprati, Lake Forest, CA; Katrin Sydnor, Cary, NC.

 

Launched in 2012, the Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL) Program was spearheaded by Rohini Dey, JBF trustee and restaurateur, and Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. The mentoring program for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs aims to build in-depth skills in the kitchen and in restaurant management.  

 

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2015 JBF Scholarship and Grant Applications Now Available

 

Are you eager to build your culinary chops, but need a financial boost? You've come to the right place: applications for James Beard Foundation scholarships and professional grants are now available. You can find details about eligibility, a list of this year's scholarships and grants, and links to all of the necessary paperwork on our scholarships and grants page.

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JBF Announces 2015 Culinary Scholarships and Grants

 

Beginning on Wednesday, April 1, aspiring students and chefs alike will be able to apply for the James Beard Foundation's 2015 scholarship program, with over $500,000 in scholarships and grants available. We'll post a full list of available scholarships, application materials, and details about eligibility to our scholarships page on that day. Here's a snapshot of what we'll be offering:

 

  • Charlie Trotter Memorial Scholarship: In memory of the late Charlie Trotter, American chef/restaurateur and beloved friend to the James Beard Foundation, up to four scholarships of $15,000 each will be granted to culinary professionals who plan to further their education by attending an accredited culinary school.
  • Taste America Scholarships: Sponsored by the James Beard Foundation, up to 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be granted to students residing or attending

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JBF in the News: Scholarship Winner Advances to Super Bowl Competition

 

Here's a nice dispatch from a JBF Scholarship recipient: Matthew F. Johnson, currently enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, is a finalist in PepsiCo's "Game Day Grub Match" competition in Arizona. The assignment? Develop and execute the ultimate Super Bowl recipe using the company's line of products. Johnson and his teammate will travel to Phoenix to present their entry to a panel of judges at an NFL event; the winning team will attend the Super Bowl and receive a $5,000 scholarship.

 

Johnson received the James Beard Foundation's Elkes Family Scholarship in 2013 and the Andrew Zimmern Second Chances Scholarship, sponsored by Eyebobs, in 2014.

 

Read more about Matthew and the competition over at USA Today.

 

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Deadline for 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Extended

Deadline for 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Extended

 

The James Beard Foundation has extended its deadline for its 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant. Applications will now be accepted through January 16, 2015. Women with at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience are encouraged to apply for a chance to participate in a six- or twelve-month mentor/grantee program with top industry leaders, including Christina Tosi, Tom Douglas, and Matt and Kate Jennings.

 

Mentorship programs are available with the following chefs and restaurateurs:

 

  • Kevin Boehm – Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago (six months; front of house)
  • JBF Award winner Richard Melman and Kevin Brown –

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2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Now Available

2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Now Available from the James Beard Foundation

 

The James Beard Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant. Women with at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience are encouraged to apply for a chance to participate in a six- or twelve-month mentor/grantee program with top industry leaders. The deadline is December 16, 2014.

 

Mentorship programs are available with the following chefs and restaurateurs:

 

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Scholarship Spotlight: Angel Torres

 

The recipient of the 2014 Chelsea Market Sunday Supper Scholarship, Angel Torres has just begun his freshman year at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, where he plans to pursue a degree in baking and pastry arts. Inspired by years of traditional Mexican baking in his grandfather’s home and business, Angel hopes to continue the family love of pastry by one day becoming a chocolatier.

 

“My whole life I’ve always been fascinated by all the different ways chocolate can be made and manipulated. I also want to learn how to make sugar decorations and sculptures. So far my plans after college are to travel Europe for a few years, and potentially work in countries that specialize in chocolate for a year or two each. The Chelsea Market Sunday Supper Scholarship is a life-changer, and allows me to attend my dream school.”

 

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Scholarships: Announcing the Miljenko "Mike" Grgich's American Dream Scholarship

The James Beard Foundation has launched the Miljenko

 

Since 1991, the James Beard Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in financial aid to students pursuing careers in the culinary arts. As we strive to grow this important aspect of our work, we are grateful for the support of other organizations and professionals who share our passion for education.

 

Last month, at a celebration at Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford, California, we welcomed Miljenko “Mike” Grgich to our roster of JBF scholarship sponsors. A Croatian immigrant who fled Communist rule, Grgich founded his eponymous winery in 1977, and was inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in 2008. In a partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the Estate has established the Miljenko "Mike" Grgich's American Dream Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student in wine studies. (The inaugural prize was bestowed this... Read more >

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2014 JBF Scholarship Applications Due Today

2014 JBF Scholarship Applications Due Today

 

A friendly reminder for aspiring chefs: applications for James Beard Foundation scholarships must be postmarked by May 15. You can find details about eligibility, a list of the scholarships and grants we award, and all the necessary paperwork here.

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2014 JBF Scholarship and Grant Applications Now Available

2014 JBF Scholarship and Grant Applications Now Available

 

Are you eager to build your culinary chops, but need a financial boost? You've come to the right place: applications for James Beard Foundation scholarships and professional grants are now available. You can find details about eligibility, a list of this year's scholarships and grants, and links to all of the necessary paperwork on our scholarships and grants page.

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