2009 Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Winners Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2009 Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant Winners Announced
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA – April 17, 2009 – Chefs4Students.org
today announced the winners of the April, 2009 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. Since that time,
over $77,000 has been awarded to future culinarians in the form of $1,000
For the 2008 – 2009 academic years, Chefs4Students.org has received more than
1200 applications from students at over 47 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.
This year the reviewing panel consisted of several certified chefs, business
executives and culinary professionals from various organizations across the
globe. We are pleased to award a Chefs4Students.org $1,000.00 culinary grant to
the following student:
• Peter Andrews, Johnson & Wales University, Providence campus
The second Chefs4Students.org grant was awarded today in the name of The
Reluctant Gourmet, who generously sponsored a second grant in our program this
past year. The recipient of that grant is:
• Blair Cannon, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte campus
Funds for the seven April 2009 grants were generated by The Reluctant Gourmet,
the Administration of this site, private donations, product donations, private
functions and the dedication and generosity of chefs and like-minded culinarians
from around the globe.
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 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 12 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 Center
http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/culinary_school.htm is a great place to
decide if the culinary industry is right for you.
In this picture: Greg DiStefano, Executive Director,
University Marketing for Johnson & Wales and
Chefs4Students.org Grant Recipient,