Thanks to Sysco for sponsoring the Educator of the Year Award for 2019! This Award is open to secondary and postsecondary educators as well as culinary educators working within the non-profit training sector. There will be two awards given.
In this section you will find information about scholarships and awards available to instructors and students. Read below to learn more.
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CAFE is proud to be partnering with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) once again as they sponsor the Innovation Award for 2019.
Green Award: Recognizes culinary programs that promote and incorporate sustainability efforts as part of their curriculum and operations.
Food Entrepreneurship Award: Identifies culinary programs that either 1) teach or encourage entrepreneurship in their programming or 2) implement revenue-generation and cost-savings into their operations.
Chef Herve Guillard earned the Idaho Potato Commission (ICP) Innovation Award in social media by taking a Safety and Sanitation written essay and turning it into a social media capstone project.
Social media’s benefits include more than chatting with friends. For Jill Hurt and her students at Bourbon County High School, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are platforms to promote and sell items from the Culinary Pathway’s catering business and culinary classrooms.
Sustainability is the key to the Broadmoor Culinary program’s Seed to Harvest education, which is demonstrated in the classroom, in the farm-to-plate public restaurant as well as on the program’s own Urban Farm.
Dr. Frank Costantino has held the dean’s position at the School of Hospitality Management at the Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College for 9 years.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller has a passion for learning. To him, learning is a lifelong process that includes more than food knowledge. Dr. Miller brings his breadth of knowledge in areas such as sociology, history and education to his Colorado State University classes. He said in his award application, “A student may come to CSU to get a credential, but I am going to try and help them leave with an education.”
Being creative in the kitchen and classroom has always been a passion for Culinary Arts Instructor Toni D’Onofrio.