JBF Award Winner Hugh Acheson’s Seed Life Skills: Home Ec for the Digital Age

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Despite a to-do list that includes overseeing his string of lauded Georgia restaurants, guest-judging on Top Chef, and writing best-selling cookbooks, JBF Award winner Hugh Acheson recently launched a nonprofit, Seed Life Skills, which aims to teach middle schoolers how home economics can prepare them for healthier and happier futures. We spoke with Acheson about his work-life balance, what the next generation of Americans really needs to know, and what home ec means in the information age.

 

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JBF:  Between your restaurants, cookbooks, and television appearances, you’re a pretty busy guy. How do you balance all of your responsibilities? What’s a typical day in the life of Hugh Acheson?

 

Hugh Acheson: I work from home and on planes, at restaurants, at coffee shops, in Delta... Read more >

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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 Awards Over Ninety Students 2013 Culinary Scholarships

 

The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program assists aspiring and established culinary professionals who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school—and since its commencement, the scholarship program has awarded more than $4.6 million to deserving students who excel in the culinary craft. Ninety-four students were granted a total of $437,707.00 in financial aid this year.

 

“I am very proud to announce that this year marks the largest amount of student financial aid to ever be awarded by our nonprofit,” said Diane Harris Brown, director of educational and community programming. “Our prestigious scholarship program has been dedicated to educating the future great chefs and restaurateurs of America. These promising professionals provide a glimpse into the future of our country’s diverse culinary heritage.”

 

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2013 JBF Scholarship Applications Due May 15

2013 JBF Scholarship Applications Due May 15

 

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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2013 JBF Scholarship and Grant Applications Now Available

2013 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 the scholarships and grants we award, and all the necessary paperwork on our scholarships and grants page.

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Jobs We Love: Donna Cavato

ESY NOLA Putting down roots in a space that once held Katrina's swelling floodwaters, the Edible Schoolyard of New Orleans launched in 2005 as the first affiliate of Alice Water's garden and kitchen classroom project in Berkeley. With the help of over 300 eager students, the program has become a vital part of the city's community, providing organically-grown food and culinary education. We contacted the program's founding director, Donna Cavato, to hear about her work and why she's optimistic about America's eating habits. Read the interview here. Update: We misreported the number of children who participate in ESY NOLA. The program currently serves over 700 students.

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