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APPLY FOR A US FOODS® SCHOLARSHIP BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

Launch your career. Live your passion.

Jump-start your career with the support of chefs and experts at the forefront of the culinary and hospitality scene!  

Through US Foods Scholars, we are cultivating the next generation of great culinary talent – and that journey begins with you. If you would like to apply for the program, there are two ways to qualify:  

1. Postsecondary Culinary or Hospitality Students – Eligible students pursuing or planning to pursue a two-year associate degree in the culinary arts or a related discipline, including, but not limited to, culinary science, baking and pastry arts, and food business management or a four-year bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at one of our following partner schools are invited to apply for US Foods Scholars through our online application portal by Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CT:

  • International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Austin Community College – Austin, Texas
  • Linn-Benton Community College – Portland, Ore.
  • Bethune-Cookman University – Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Lawson State Community College – Birmingham, Ala.
  • Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh, N.C.

Click here to review the eligibility and application requirements, and apply today!

2. C-CAP Participants – Senior participants in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) in Chicago, Arizona, or New York should NOT complete the online application. They should instead speak with their local program coordinators about how to qualify for the US Foods Scholars program in their region.

Culinary Student Scholarship Opportunities

ACF Atlanta Student Scholarship

The John Piskor Scholarship

John Piskor Culinary Scholarship applications will be accepted annually.

The John Piskor Culinary Scholarship will be presented to qualified applicants pursuing fulltime culinary coursework.  The American Culinary Federation – Atlanta Chefs Association administering the John Piskor Scholarship Fund, will award a limited number of scholarships, based on …

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Chef John Piskor who was a culinary instructor, student advocate and lifelong learner himself. Chef Piskor knew the importance of an organization where the culinary community could get together and share ideas, network and learn from each other. In 1969 he was among the founding fathers of the ACF Atlanta Chapter and a dedicated member for more than 50 years.  

Chef Piskor also championed the first African Americans into the president position and was very involved with the junior members not only locally but nationally. He traveled the country on behalf of the ACF National Office forming apprenticeship programs with junior members. In addition to his accomplishments and leadership in the Atlanta culinary community, Chef Piskor was executive chef for various restaurants and clubs, and  he owned and operated the Mouse Trap.

Over the years, this scholarship has helped hundreds of students fulfill their dreams of becoming a chef.  Chef Piskor will be remembered for his commitment to the culinary profession and helping others succeed.

Outside Scholarships

American Culinary Federation The Culinary Trust Les Dames d’ Escoffier – Atlanta 
James Beard Foundation Cappex Scholarships US FOODS – Atlanta 

 

 

 

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College Students Can Earn FREE ACF Membership

Student Culinary Incentive Program – SCIP

Students Can Earn FREE ACF Membership Through ACF-ACA SCIP Program

The ACF Atlanta Chefs Association believes in promoting the professional development and success of culinary students in the Atlanta Metro area. To show our support, we have launched the Revised Student Culinary Incentive Program (SCIP) to give students the opportunity to be involved with professional chefs and our organization.  Through SCIP, students may earn paid ACF Student or Culinarian membership in the ACF-Atlanta Chefs Association and much more.

**Students who participate in monthly meetings, attend chapter events, competitions, and volunteer their time at chapter fundraisers will be working toward these goals and more.  SCIP hours and award levels are:

  • 20 hours = Chapter lapel pin
  • 40 hours = ACF Student Membership
  • 60 hours = ACF New Chef - Chef Coat
  • 5 CEH (Culinary Education Hours) are awarded at each level

When students reach each award level, volunteer hours must be verified to the Chapter Secretary and Executive Director. Recorded SCIP book hours may be verified by Board members at a Chapter meeting.

Many students have already begun to work toward meeting these requirements. It is our desire that all students will take advantage of the SCIP program, become actively involved, and be recognized as an up-and-coming chef of the ACF-Atlanta Chefs Association.  Also, Student Scholarships are awarded in January at the President’s Gala.

Start your journey to becoming an ACF Atlanta Chef!

Student Membership Enrollment Opportunities

 

Secondary School

Students are eligible to participate in the ACF-ACA SCIP Program

  1. Students that are Juniors or Seniors above the age of 16 years old can participate.
  2. Accredited Schools can participate at NO-Cost to the Students – It’s free!
  3. Accredited Schools must have one person (Culinary Instructor) active as an ACF Atlanta Member.
  4. A new enrollment must be completed annually (See below for the link to the form)
  5. SCIP Points are eligible to be transferred into Postsecondary Programs for ACF Atlanta Membership.
  6. For Non-Accredited Schools Student memberships are available - Junior Culinarian ($55.00) High School Students
  7. By participation in the SCIP Program Non-Accredited Students can earn a Free Membership.
  8. Junior Culinarians are not eligible for the ACF Life Insurance Member benefit.
  9. Membership is good for one year and will need to be renewed annually.

 

 

Postsecondary

Students are eligible to participate in the ACF-ACA SCIP Program

  1. Students in an ACF Accredited Program can enroll for $50.00
  2. Accredited Schools must have one person (Culinary Instructor) active as an ACF Atlanta Member
  3. Program Coordinator will need to enter their students into a pre-determined electronic spreadsheet for upload into the ACF Member database. The spreadsheet is provided by ACF and contains these required fields for each student: First Name, Last Name, Email (non .edu only), Date of Birth, and Month/Year of Graduation
  4. To enroll your accredited students, download the spreadsheet fill it out with all required information, and e-mail it to [email protected]
  5. To download the spreadsheet, go to: https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Membership/MembershipProgramsforStudents/ACF/Education/StudentMembership
  6. Annual registration is required for each school participating.
  7. Non-Accredited Schools students can enroll for an ACF Membership for - Student Culinarian ($89.00)
  8. SCIP Program points can be earned to cover the cost of ACF Membership and more!

 

Culinary Student Scholarship Opportunities

ACF Atlanta Student Scholarship

The John Piskor Scholarship

John Piskor Culinary Scholarship applications will be accepted annually.

The John Piskor Culinary Scholarship will be presented to qualified applicants pursuing fulltime culinary coursework.  The American Culinary Federation – Atlanta Chefs Association administering the John Piskor Scholarship Fund, will award a limited number of scholarships, based on …

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Chef John Piskor who was a culinary instructor, student advocate and lifelong learner himself. Chef Piskor knew the importance of an organization where the culinary community could get together and share ideas, network and learn from each other. In 1969 he was among the founding fathers of the ACF Atlanta Chapter and a dedicated member for more than 50 years.  

Chef Piskor also championed the first African Americans into the president position and was very involved with the junior members not only locally but nationally. He traveled the country on behalf of the ACF National Office forming apprenticeship programs with junior members. In addition to his accomplishments and leadership in the Atlanta culinary community, Chef Piskor was executive chef for various restaurants and clubs, and  he owned and operated the Mouse Trap.

Over the years, this scholarship has helped hundreds of students fulfill their dreams of becoming a chef.  Chef Piskor will be remembered for his commitment to the culinary profession and helping others succeed.

Outside Scholarships

American Culinary Federation The Culinary Trust Les Dames d’ Escoffier – Atlanta 
James Beard Foundation Cappex Scholarships US FOODS – Atlanta