2017-18 ment'or GRANT PROGRAM

We are proud to be in our fourth 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 almost $1 million in stage experiences to young chefs around the country. As we continue to impact more young chefs across the country, we are excited to highlight our new partnership with Hawaii Agriculture & Culinary Alliance, which will offer up to $29,000 in grant funding for young cooks from Hawaii.

Through this initiative, established mentors from some of the country’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.  

Thank you to all those that applied for our Grant Program.  For the list of newly awarded grant recipients, please click here.

The Ment’or 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.