2005 Chef-2-Chef Culinary Grant Winners Announced

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Chef2Chef.Net received applications from students at 30 culinary schools and culinary institutes across the country. The reviewing panel consisted of seventeen Chef2Chef.Net certified chefs, executive chefs and culinary professionals who awarded fourteen $1,000.00 culinary grants.

Chef2Chef.Net today announced the winners of the 2005 culinary grants. The Chef2Chef Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to assist culinary students in need of financial assistance.

For the 2005-2006 academic year, Chef2Chef.Net received more than 100 applications from students at 30 different culinary schools across the country. Eligible students are encouraged to participate in the Chef2Chef discussion forums, must attend a culinary school at the time of the award, show proof of their financial need, and provide a 500-word essay.

The reviewing panel consisted of seventeen Chef2Chef.Net certified chefs, executive chefs and culinary professionals from various organizations. We are pleased to award fourteen $1,000.00 grants to the following students:

Jeremy Breitling, Scottsdale Culinary Institute, AZ

David Lieberman, Johnson & Wales, Charlotte Campus, NC

Brenda Ramirez, Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. IL

Crystal Frazier, French Culinary Institute, NY

Heidi Park, Culinary Institute of America, NY

Heng Lim, Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College, Chicago, IL

Georgia Pelligrini, French Culinary Institute, NY

James Gavigan, Le Cordon Bleu, Las Vegas, NV

Jeanne Stanford, Institute of Culinary Education, NY

Robert Ruiz, Johnson & Wales, Providence, RI

Christopher Capasso, New England Culinary Institute, VT

David Caputo, Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts

Sean McCash, Culinary Institute of America, NY

Alison Williams, Johnson & Wales, Denver Campus, CO

Funding for the 2005-2006 grants are provided by Chef2Chef.Net, the proceeds of a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Chimney Park Bistro in Windsor, Colorado and at the Lafayette Inn in Stanardsville, Virginia as well as revenues derived from cookbook and recipe CD-Rom sales.

About the Chef2Chef.Net Scholarship Program

Chef2Chef.Net offers a variety of programs for companies and individuals to participate in this non-profit effort to assist culinary students in need.

The Chef2Chef.Net Scholarship Fund is administered by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and contributions may be tax deductible. Please call Chef David Nelson at 888-745-6550 for further information on how to help us give back to the future of the culinary industry. More Information: http://chef2chef.net/grants/ and http://chef2chef.net

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