Professional Development

About our Future Programs
As The Culinary Trust celebrates our 33rd year as an organization serving emerging and established culinary professionals, our board has thoughtfully examined the Trust’s breadth of programming in light of our next 30 years of addressing critical issues in food. We have determined that our resources will be best utilized when we direct them toward programs that help people and organizations who are acting on critical issues in food to create positive and lasting change. In light of that focusing of resources, we have decided to discontinue our culinary school scholarship program. We will still provide many other education resources and opportunities.

Professional Development Program

Our Professional Development Program places exceptional culinary and food policy-focused emerging professionals in exceptional learning environments with non-profits, social entrepreneurship ventures, artisan producers and culinary media companies, to help them become confident leaders in the Future of Food.

2016 Professional Development Site Partners

Slow Food USA

Civil Eats

Edible: Madison, Santa Barbara, Philadelphia

The New School, New York

Southern Foodways Alliance


Congratulations to our 2016 Professional Development Awardees


Congratulations to our 2015 Professional Development Awardees

City Harvest (New York):  Susanna Moraldi
Growing Gardens (Portland, OR):  C. Lauren Zembower
Slow Food USA (New York and Denver):  Andrea Branchini, Sarah Dunagan
Spoons Across America (New York):  Kara Stapleton
The Culinary Trust  (Portland, OR):  Joanie Pioli

2014 Scholarship, Grant and Internship Awardees

Culinary School scholarship recipients:
L’Academie de Cuisine (Maryland):
Colorado Culinary Academy (Colorado):  Eduardo Elias (Fall 2014); To Be Announced (Spring 2015)
Institute of Culinary Education (New York):  Fiona Stein
International Culinary Center (New York):
Professional Cuisine: Eli Moussazadeh
Professional Pastry:  Nisa Balakrishnan
The New York-Italy Experience:  Rojina McDonald
Le Cordon Bleu Paris Hautes Etudes du Goût (Paris and Reims):  Adriana Avelar
Natural Gourmet Institute (New York):  Anna Mays

2014 Julia Child Independent Study Grant recipients:
The Boston Foundation Grant ($5000):  Joanna Bryant
The Culinary Trust Grant ($5000):  Jennifer Denlinger

2014 Professional Development Internship recipients:

Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (New York):  Kayleigh Kahn
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (San Francisco):  Kendrick Mercado
City Harvest (New York): Kearney McDonnell
Growing Gardens (Portland, OR):  Chelsea Updegrove
SeeFood Media (New York):  Clifford Shapiro
Spoons Across America (New York):  Monica Terracino

2013-14 Scholarship Awardees

Dublin Cookery School: Maria Cachia
International Culinary Center: NY Classic Culinary Arts: Paola Mesadieu
International Culinary Center: NY Classic Pastry Arts: Christina Niarhos and Adam Richardson
Institute for Culinary Education: Diploma Program: Ben Bruckenthal
Le Cordon Bleu Australia: Advanced Diploma of Hospitality: Siti Bahari
Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism: Program: Tiffany Poe
Le Cordon Bleu Paris Hautes Etudes du Gout: Balakrishnan Selvakumar

2013-14 Professional Development internships:

Tess Savery-Connors: City Harvest  (NY)
Lauren Hart: John Besh Foundation (New Orleans, LA)
Lauren Schumacker: Purple Asparagus  (Chicago, IL)
Hallie Meyer:  Spoons Across America (NY)
Stephen Bonett: Sustainable Food Center (Austin, TX)
Nancy Jessup, Kiernan Macdonald:  Wellness in the Schools  (NY)

2013-14 Julia Child Independent Study grants:
Julia Bailey
Rachel Black

Program Partners

We thank these great organizations for their support of our scholarship and internship program:
L’Academie de Cuisine (Maryland)
The Boston Foundation
Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (New York)
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (San Francisco)
City Harvest (New York)
Colorado Culinary Academy (Colorado)
Growing Gardens (Portland, OR)
Institute for Culinary Education (New York)
International Culinary Center (New York)
SeeFood Media (New York)
Spoons Across America (New York)

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