We are proud to be in our fifth year of the ment’or Grant program, which is designed to provide young chefs with unique opportunities to expand their training and skills. Since the program has launched, we have awarded over $1.2 million in stage experiences to young chefs around the United States and worldwide. We have sent 100 grantees to 14 countries, over 70 restaurants and are excited to expand this once we have selected the 2018-2019 grantees.
Through this initiative, established mentors from some of the world's top restaurants open their doors and provide invaluable training to up-and-coming chefs. Grantees have distinctive opportunities to learn new techniques, as well as understand different kitchen cultures and approaches to food and cooking. Recipients may earn a one to two-month grant, capped at $6,000 per month, to cover housing, transportation, and salary.
The Ment’or Grant Program for Continuing Education is integral to our mission to keep building the pipeline of growing young American chefs, so that we continue to establish the U.S. as a leader in the global culinary community.
To learn more about our past grant recipients and their stage stories, click here.