Friday, February 18, 2011

Doing Good by Giving Back: The John Besh & Bride Mayor Scholarship

This week, famed New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh announced an exciting new scholarship aimed at providing minorities in the New Orleans area with a culinary scholarship. Partnering with Jessica Bride and Nick Mayor, the John Besh & Bride Mayor Scholarship will be awarded to someone from New Orleans with aptitude in the kitchen but in need of financial assistance to realize their dream, allowing them to study in a career program at The French Culinary Institute in New York City and return to New Orleans to work for eight weeks as a paid intern at one of the restaurants in the John Besh Restaurant Group. The scholarship recipient will also be mentored by someone within the restaurant group for a full year in order to give the recipient the network and support they need to take full advantage of the opportunity. While studying in New York City, four special experiences will be tailored for the recipient to expand their knowledge of the culinary field and increase their connections with some of the industries top professionals.

You can download an application for the scholarship online.

Read more about John Besh and the new scholarship on

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