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 has begun to expand into additional markets. We are proud to announce our 2018 US Foods Scholars from Chicago and Arizona.

2018 US Foods Scholars

Bran'de Gilbert

Chicago, Illinois

Gabrielle Siegfried

Chicago, Illinois

Elliott Moore

Joliet, Illinois

Joseph Garza

Phoenix, Arizona

Diana Diaz

Phoenix, Arizona

Jackson Gilmore

Phoenix, Arizona

Join US Foods® Scholars

Launch your career. Live your passion.

Jumpstart your career with the support of chefs and experts at the forefront of the food scene!

Through US Foods Scholars, we are cultivating the next generation of great culinary talent, and that journey begins with you. If you would like to apply for the program, there are two ways to qualify:

1.    Post-secondary Culinary Students – Students in the first-half of their first year of a culinary arts program at one of our following partner schools are invited to apply for US Foods Scholars through our online application portal by Nov. 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST:

  • International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Austin Community College – Austin, Tex.
  • Johnson & Wales University – Denver, Col.
  • Wake Technical College – Raleigh, N.C.

Click here to review the application requirements and see if you are eligible. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page to begin your application now!

2.    C-CAP Participants – Senior participants in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) in Chicago, Arizona, or New York should NOT complete the online application. They should instead speak with their local program coordinators about how to qualify for US Foods Scholars in their region.