Culinary Scholarships

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF regional and national conferences.

Chaine des Rotisseurs ACFEF and AAC greatly appreciate the dedication of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ for their continued contributions over the many years to support young culinarians through scholarships. View Recipients

How to Apply

Review scholarship application for eligibility and application procedures. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by the deadline listed on the application. Only complete applications will be considered by the scholarship committee. Applications may be e-mailed to or mailed to:

ACFEF Scholarships
Education Department
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095

Scholarship Review Committee

The scholarship review committee will assess materials and prepare funding recommendations for the American Academy of Chefs. More

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Applications for Specific Schools

Professional Development Grants

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to exemplary working culinary professionals who wish to update their skills through continuing education. Grants will be awarded based on availability of funds throughout the year.

Culinary Student Team Grants

Student teams that have already won their state competition and are registered for the regional competition can apply for a grant offered by the AAC. Deadline: 10 business days prior to regional competition.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Online Scholarship Resources


For more information, please call (800) 624-9458, ext. 154, or e-mail