US Foods Scholars program


We proudly support programs that help underserved youth reach their culinary dreams. That’s why, in August 2017, we launched our US Foods® Scholars program.

US Foods Scholars awards financial support and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts and enter the restaurant industry. We work with our partners, the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), to identify deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts and require additional resources to take the next step of their culinary journey. The program aims to inspire students to reach their full potential and contribute a meaningful solution to the talent shortage facing the restaurant industry.

US Foods Scholars began in Chicago and Arizona and now supports scholars in five additional markets, including Atlanta, Austin, Denver, New York City and Raleigh.

In March 2019, we welcomed seven new scholars to the program and will name an additional 17 scholars throughout the year.

2019 US Foods Scholars

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Amber Fuqua

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Angel’o Hill

Atlanta, Georgia

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Destinee Chatman

Atlanta, Georgia

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Liliana Flores

Denver, Colorado

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Lillie Hood

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Molly Leibbrandt

Denver, Colorado

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Stevani Flahaut

Austin, Texas


2018 US Foods Scholars

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Bran'de Gilbert

Chicago, Illinois

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Diana Diaz

Phoenix, Arizona

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Elliott Moore

Joliet, Illinois

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Gabrielle Siegfried

Chicago, Illinois

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Jackson Gilmore

Phoenix, Arizona

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Joseph Garza

Phoenix, Arizona