(New York, NY; November 21, 2017) – The ment’or BKB Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the fourth annual ment’or Grant Program for Continuing Education.

The ment’or Grant Program is designed for chefs with at least three years of full time work experience. The program awards one to two month grants both stateside and internationally that cover housing, transportation, salary and basic living expenses.

This program is designed to provide young chefs with unique opportunities to expand their training and skills. Through this initiative, established mentors from some of the country and the world’s top restaurants open their doors and provide invaluable access and training for young chefs. Grantees are able to learn new techniques, work with different products, as well as understand different styles of kitchen cultures and approaches to food and hospitality. Grants are open to all young cooks in the US and for this year’s program, ment’or is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival to support young chefs in Hawaii that wish to stage on the mainland or abroad.

Grantee, Henry Molina, who staged at Noma in Denmark states, “I received an education that has forever changed not just how I relate to food, but how I relate to the world as both a chef and a person.”

Noma in Denmark, Marea in New York, Manresa in California, Pujol in Mexico, and Attica in Australia are just a few of the world-renowned restaurants that open their doors to young culinary professionals through ment’or.

Ment’or Executive Director, Young Yun describes the program, “Educating and promoting young cooks in America lies at the heart of our mission in setting up the next generation of chefs with success.  These opportunities provide a unique, once-in-a-lifetime, fully paid stage that are critical in helping a young cook thrive today.”

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, December 15, 2017. Additional details about the ment’or Program for Continuing Education can be found on the ment’or website and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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