“I’m very excited to
announce these scholarships, with my friends and partners at Campofrio and sbe,”
said Andrés. “The scholarships will be awarded to three students who are
passionate about cooking and more importantly, passionate about learning about
Spanish cuisine and culture. Together with The International Culinary Center,
we are launching what is undoubtedly the most authentic Spanish culinary
program in the country, if not the world. We believe the program will change
the way Americans look at Spanish cuisine. These scholarships, in launching the
careers of three deserving students, will translate into millions of dollars
spent over a lifetime on food products from Spain as well as millions
indirectly generated by creating jobs here in America and abroad.”
- Chef José Andrés
In September, I was thrilled to share news about the Spanish Culinary Arts Program at the International Culinary Center in New York City. Many of you shared my enthusiasm for this incredible opportunity to learn the fundamentals, history, and artistry of Spanish cuisine in this new program developed in partnership with Chef José Andrés. The inaugural class will even get to travel to Spain with Chef José Andrés!
Well, I am happy to share more amazing news - three lucky recipients will be awarded scholarships for the 11-week Spanish Culinary Arts program. The scholarships will be awarded to three recipients based on merit and financial need. The first scholarship, in the full tuition amount of $26,500, has been underwritten by Campofrio Food Group, one of the world’s leading cured meats company, based in Madrid. The second scholarship, in the amount of $20,000, has been donated by Sam Nazarian, his hospitality and entertainment company sbe, and the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation. The third scholarship, also a full scholarship in the amount of $26,500, is being donated by The International Culinary Center’s Dean of Spanish Studies Chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, in the name of their Spanish tapas restaurants Jaleo.
Applications are due January 11th and the Spanish Culinary Arts program begins on February 5th. Buena Suerte! Click here for more details.