The Institute of Culinary Education is giving away eight scholarships—totaling more than $140,000— in its search for the next generation of culinary talent. America will vote for the finalists and the winners will be chosen by a panel of ICE industry experts.
Entrants upload a one-minute video demonstrating their creativity, passion for food, service or entrepreneurial flair. In the video, contestants should explain who they are, what they hope to achieve in the culinary or hospitality industries and why they deserve the scholarship and the chance to study at the nation’s newest, state-of-the-art center for culinary education (opening Winter 2015 in Lower Manhattan). ICE alumni and chefs Eden Grinshpan, Miguel Trinidad, Ashley Merriman and Anthony Ricco appear in a video series to inspire entrants to get creative and enter.
The 50 finalists will be determined by public vote, and for every vote, ICE will make a donation to No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America. One full scholarship and one partial scholarship will be awarded for each of ICE’s four award-winning career training programs: Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management.