On Saturday, September 29, 2018 we awarded Alejandro Castellon an ASSF scholarship. He will be attending culinary school in NYC...
Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund
Empowering Aspiring Chefs
ASSF provides one recipient with a fully paid culinary scholarship to the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City and a paid internship in New Orleans upon completion of the ICC program.
Throughout the year, ASSF hosts events to follow our mission of further the education and career of Latino cooks.
Chef Aarón Sánchez, award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist is the founder of the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund
EMPOWERING LATINO COOKS
I created this initiative to empower aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend the best culinary school in the United States; The International Culinary Center. Across America, many restaurant kitchens rely heavily on the talents of Latino cooks. But few of those cooks advance to the top of their field, becoming chefs de cuisine or executive chefs. It can be difficult to work your way up the ladder from dishwasher or line cook to executive chef, and I feel like there aren’t many opportunities for aspiring chefs, especially from the Latin community, to get to that next level. With our scholarship, I am doing my part to change that.
The Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF) provides one recipient with a fully paid culinary scholarship to the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City and a paid internship in New Orleans upon completion of the ICC program. Recipient must be an aspiring chef from the Latin community in the Greater New Orleans area and committed to bettering themselves and their community through food.
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Alejandro is 20 years old, from New Orleans and of Mexican descent. He currently has two jobs, speaks multiple languages including Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, and is involved in community service. We are thrilled to announce that he will be our 2018 New Orleans scholarship recipient and look forward to mentoring him through his journey.
Oswaldo Rios, our first recipient is just 21 years old. He’s originally from Mexico, and immigrated to the US with his family when he was about 8. Oswaldo was working at Filipes in New Orleans when we first found him. He has since graduated the Professional Culinary Arts Program from the International Culinary Center located in NYC and has had an externship under Chef Alex Stupak at Empellón.