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.

Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation partnered with ACFEF to award need-based scholarships to students seeking culinary-related careers and encourages the pursuit of excellence in these youth by exposing them to Charlie Trotter’s principals regarding cuisine, service, wine and learning.

Ten culinary students received $2,500 through a generous donation by Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation in 2014. View Recipients

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 and grant 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 review committee. Only students enrolling or enrolled in American schools may apply. Applications may be e-mailed to or mailed to:

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

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.

Scholarship Recipients

Online Scholarship Resources


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