2008 Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Winners Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2008 Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Winners Announced
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA – April 1, 2008 – Chefs4Students.org today
announced the winners of the April, 2008 culinary grants. The program previously
known as the Chef2Chef.net Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to assist
culinary students in need of financial assistance. In that time, nearly $75,000
has been awarded to future culinarians in the form of $1,000 grants.
For the 2007 - 2008 academic years, Chefs4Students.org has received more than
1300 applications from students at over 45 different culinary schools across the
country and abroad. Eligible students must attend a culinary school at the time
of the award, show proof of their financial need, provide letters of
recommendation, transcripts and a 500-word essay.
The reviewing panel consisted of eighteen certified chefs, executive chefs,
business executives and culinary professionals from various organizations across
the globe. We are pleased to award six Chefs4Students.org $1,000.00 grants to
the following students:
• Rae Anne Pavlovic, The Institute of Culinary Education, NY
• Jacqueline Hubschman, Asheville Buncombe Technical College, NC
• Courtney Slipko, Johnson & Wales University, NC
• Rebecca Frankowski, YTI Career Institute, PA
• Steve Bookbinder, Culinary Institute of America, NY
• Amy Hammontree, Culinary School of Colorado, Pikes Peak
A seventh Chefs4Students.org grant was awarded today in the name of The
Reluctant Gourmet, who generously sponsored a grant in our program this past
year. The recipient of that grant is:
McKeown, International Culinary School of Arts, MI
Funds for the
seven April 2008 grants were generated by the proceeds of the fourth annual
fundraising dinner and silent auction put on by Chef Florian Wehrli in Windsor,
Colorado, The Reluctant Gourmet, private donations, corporate sponsorships and
product donations, cookbook sales, private functions and the dedication and
generosity of chefs and like-minded culinarians from around the world.
Without the dedication of the participating chefs, this program would not exist.
About the Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Program
Chefs4Students.org offers a variety of programs for companies and individuals to
participate in this non-profit effort to assist culinary students in need.
The Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Program is administered by Chef David and
Pamela Nelson. Chefs4Students.org utilizes the Yampa Valley Community
www.yvcf.org to independently oversee the financial aspects of this
non-profit fund. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Please call Chef David
Nelson at 970-846-0059 for further information on how to help us give back to
the future of the culinary industry.
For More Information:
About Chef Florian Wehrli:
Imagine being invited over to the chef's house to see what he's cooking for his
family and being asked to stay and eat. This is the latest concept from Chef
Chef’s Basket. There are three words beneath our logo; Dine. Cook. Shop. We
carefully selected them to encompass everything Chef's Basket will have to
For more about Chef Florian and his newest venture, please visit his new
About The Reluctant Gourmet:
ReluctantGourmet.com is a culinary site created by a home cook who thought,
"I've got to eat, so why not learn to cook and eat well?"
After 10 years of teaching himself and the millions
of cooking enthusiasts who visit each year, the site is now a popular resource
for individuals interested in going to culinary arts school to start a career in
the food industry. With school listings, books to read, interviews with chefs
and articles about the industry, the Reluctant Gourmet Culinary School Resource
http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/culinary_school.htm is a great place to
decide if the culinary industry is right for you.
Andrew Gold, Director of Student Affairs at the
Institute of Culinary Education presenting Rae Anne
Pavlovic with her Chefs4Students.org $1,000 Culinary
Chef Diane Gadbois of the YTI Career
Rebecca Frankowski with her Chefs4Students.org $1,000
Wanda Cropper, MA, CCE, CWPC, University
of IBPI Academics, Assistant Dean of IBPI, Johnson &
Wales, Charlotte Campus presenting Courtney Slipko with
her $1,000 Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant.