2015-2016 Ment'or Grant Applications Now Available For Culinary Professionals

The ment'or grant program provides opportunities for food and beverage professionals who are looking to expand their training and skills in the culinary arts

Nov 02, 2015, 18:28 ET from ment’or BKB

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ment'or BKB Foundation continues with the second year of the ment'or Program for Continuing Education. The organization, founded by Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, invites all food and beverage professionals with at least three years of work experience to apply for grant opportunities. The program will award grants tailored to fit the needs, goals and skillset development of the recipient. Applications are available now and can be found on the ment'or website.

Mentors from some of the country's top restaurants, such as Bayona, Juni, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Mélisse, Qui, and Saison, open their doors to up-and-coming professionals. Grantees have an exceptional opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures and gain exposure to techniques and skills that may raise them to the next level. Recipients earn a one-, two-, or three-month grant they can use during the 2016 calendar year, which covers the grantee's transportation, salary, and basic living expenses.

"The experience that young professionals receive from our program is invaluable. They are able to enhance their craftsmanship and learn specific techniques and leadership skills from some of the most respected chefs in the world," ment'or Executive Director Young Yun says. "We are looking forward to supporting even more aspiring culinarians."

Applications are now open and available with a submission deadline of Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Additional details about the ment'or Program for Continuing Education can be found on the ment'or website and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About ment'or
The ment'or BKB Foundation is a nonprofit that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. Ment'or is led by Chefs Jérôme Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller, as well as an esteemed Culinary Council of over forty renowned chefs. Educational grants and internships are offered to food, beverage, and service professionals through the Program for Continuing Education. A series of Young Chef Competitions offer yet another opportunity for young professionals to further their careers in the culinary world.

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