John Piskor Culinary Scholarship

John Piskor

Culinary Students of Georgia,

John Piskor Culinary Scholarship applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020.

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 annually, based on the availability of institutional and private funds.

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. Over the years, this scholarship has helped hundreds of students fulfill their dreams of becoming a chef.

Complete the scholarship application linked below. Deadline to submit applications is May 15, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded at the ACF-ACA June General meeting.

John Piskor Culinary Scholarship Application

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Student Culinary Incentive Program – SCIP

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 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 Culinarian membership in the ACF-Atlanta Chefs Association and much more.

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

  • 20 hours = Chapter lapel pin and 5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
  • 40 hours = ACF Student Membership and 5 CEHs.
  • 60 hours = Cutting edge culinary book and 5 CEHs.

When students reach each award level, volunteer hours must be verified to the Chapter Secretary. Recorded SCIP book hours may be verified by any Board member 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.