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 Scholarship America, to identify deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts, and require additional resources to take the next step on 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 since expanded to seven additional markets – Atlanta, Austin, Daytona Beach, Birmingham, New York City, Portland and Raleigh.

DEADLINE EXTENDED:
APPLY FOR A US FOODS® SCHOLARSHIP BY JUNE 1, 2022

Launch your career. Live your passion.

Jump-start your career with the support of chefs and experts at the forefront of the culinary and hospitality 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 – Eligible students pursuing, or planning to pursue, an associate degree in the culinary arts or hospitality at one of our following partner schools are invited to apply for US Foods Scholars through our online application portal by Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3 pm CT:

  • International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Austin Community College – Austin, Texas
  • Linn Benton Community College – Portland, Ore.
  • Bethune Cookman University – Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Lawson State Community College – Birmingham, Ala.
  • Wake Technical College – Raleigh, N.C.

Click here to review the eligibility and application requirements, and apply today

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 the US Foods Scholars program in their region

2021 US FOODS SCHOLARS

Abbi Sanchez
Abbi Sanchez

Portland, Oregon

Alec Lockridge
Alec Lockridge

Birmingham, Alabama

Anthony Trabasas
Anthony Trabasas

Hyde Park, New York

Ashleigh Johnson
Ashleigh Johnson

Portland, Oregon

Briana Headen
Briana Headen

Raleigh, North Carolina

Christina Crossland
Christina Crossland

Atlanta, Georgia

Imani Bonner
Imani Bonner

Birmingham, Alabama

Jabreya Gilbert
Jabreya Gilbert

Daytona Beach, Florida

Keturah Wicks
Keturah Wicks

Raleigh, North Carolina

Mitchell Starks
Mitchell Starks

Atlanta, Georgia

Phil Varney
Phil Varney

Austin, Texas

Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner

Austin, Texas

Sheanejah Crabbe
Sheanejah Crabbe

Daytona, Florida

Chayil Hyland
Chayil Hyland

New York

Haylee Michaud
Haylee Michaud

Lake Havasu, Arizona

Tamia Debus
Tamia Debus

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Renata Salinas

Chicago, Illinois

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Angela Villanueva

Chicago, Illinois


SPRING 2020 SCHOLARs

Roshaun-Heath
Roshaun Heath

New York, New York

Julianne-Mayormita
Julianne Rae Mayormita

New York, New York

Amaya-Joseph
Amaya Joseph

New York, New York


Fall 2019 US Foods Scholars

Christian-Oliver
Christian Oliver

Austin, Texas

Destiny-Barfield
Destiny Barfield

Atlanta, Georgia

Frauntashia
Frauntashia Perry

Atlanta, Georgia

Grace-Aguilar
Grace Aguilar

Austin, Texas

Hannah-Smith
Hannah Smith

Raleigh, North Carolina

Jessica-Burns
Jessica Burns

Denver, Colorado

Karla-Almeida-Jimenez
Karla Jimenez

Raleigh, North Carolina

Nicolas-Eberspacher
Nicolas Eberspacher

Denver, Colorado

Summer 2019 US Foods Scholars

USFS_Alana Daniels
Alana Daniels

Maricopa, Arizona

USFS_Daylynn Phillips
Daylynn Phillips

Chicago, Illinois

USFS_Erik Hocker
Erik Hocker-Parham

New Rochelle, New York

USFS_Jessica Manuel
Jessica Manuel

Chicago, Illinois

USFS_Keianna Green
Keianna Green

New Rochelle, New York

USFS_Mikiara Crawford
Mikiara Crawford

Joliet, Illinois

USFS_Reagan Harvey
Reagan Harvey

Flagstaff, Arizona

USFS_Samantha Coronado
Samantha Coronado

Tucson, Arizona

USFS_Tianna Rivera
Tianna Rivera

New Rochelle, New York

2019 Spring US Foods Scholars

Amber_Fuqua
Amber Fuqua

Raleigh, North Carolina

Angelo_Hill
Angel’o Hill

Atlanta, Georgia

Destinee_Chatman
Destinee Chatman

Atlanta, Georgia

Liliana_Flores
Liliana Flores

Denver, Colorado

Lillie_Hood
Lillie Hood

Raleigh, North Carolina

Molly_Leibbrandt
Molly Leibbrandt

Denver, Colorado

Stevani_Flahau
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