Professional Development and Study Grants

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About our Scholarship Program

As The Culinary Trust celebrates our 3oth anniversary 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, along with the launch of our new Growing Leaders Fund grants in Fall 2014.

Congratulations to our 2015 Growing Leaders Professional Development Awardees

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (San Francisco):  To be announced
City Harvest (New York):  To be announced
Growing Gardens (Portland, OR):  C. Lauren Zembower
SeeFood Media (New York):  To be announced
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

Chefs Move to Schools Grants

Applications for our next round of Chefs Move to Schools grants will be announced soon.
Click here for our requirements and sample application form.
Application deadline will be announced when the form is posted.
For more information, send your inquiry to and see our Chefs Move to Schools information page.


Congratulations to our 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

> Want to learn more about these opportunities? Download our complete 2014 program listings here


2013-14 Scholarship Awardees Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013-14 scholarships:

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

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013-14 professional development internships:

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

We are also pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013-14 Julia Child Independent Study grants:
Julia Bailey
Rachel Black


2012-13 Professional Development Internships and Independent Study Grants Announced

Click here for the April 15, 2012 Chefs Move to Schools Winners
Click here for the 2012-2013 Scholarship and Grant Winners
Click here for the 2012-2013 Internship Recipients

Program Partners

The success of The Culinary Trust scholarship program is due to the generous support of a number of great organizations.
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)
Common Threads (Chicago and Miami, FL)
Growing Gardens (Portland, OR)
Institute for Culinary Education (New York)
International Culinary Center (New York)
SeeFood Media (New York)
Spoons Across America (New York)
Wholesome Wave (Bridgeport, CT)


The Culinary Trust has awarded the 2013 Richard Sax Grant to Oakland Food Connection. Congratulations!




Oakland Food Connection’s mission is to promote nutritional awareness and access to healthy foods, and help build sustainable relationships between people and our planet.  OFC envisions a future in which all people in and around Oakland, CA have access to healthy affordable food, and are informed about the ways food access affects our communities, our environment and each of us.

Your contribution to The Culinary Trust’s Richard Sax Grant directly supports organizations combatting hunger through innovative programs bringing together youth, families and communities for lasting change.

Click here to learn more about the Richard Sax Grant, which is awarded to an organization combatting hunger through programs bringing together youth, families and communities for lasting change.


Grants and Scholarships Awarded by The Culinary Trust:

Application Archives:

Chefs Move to Schools Grant Application 2012-2013  (Now Closed)

2013-14 Scholarship, Grant and Professional Development Program Listings  (Now Closed)



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