The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships annually to students:

  • Apprenticeship program - up to $1,500
  • Certificate programs - up to $1,500
  • Post-secondary degree programs - up to $2,500

Thank you to our members and partners who generously donate funds. In addition to general scholarship donations, the following funds support our scholarship offerings:

  • AAC Andrew Macrina Scholarship
  • AAC Balestreri/Cutino Scholarship
  • AAC John Kacala Scholarship
  • AAC Ray & Gertrude Marshall Scholarship
  • Chef Chris Neary Scholarship
  • Chef Daniel D'Angelo Scholarship Fund
  • Linda Cullen Scholarship

Chef Daniel D'Angelo Scholarship Fund

Daniel D’Angelo CEC, AAC, MS

In memory of Daniel D’Angelo CEC, AAC, MS

Chef Daniel D’Angelo’s Family and friends would like to help sponsor continued education for those with the passion for food in his honor.

Chef Daniel D’Angelo spent a lifetime learning and teaching others the craft of culinary arts. He started his passion at a young age running the kitchen at his family business, D’Angelo Summit Restaurant and Caterers, feeding thousands in the Roxbourgh Community in Philadelphia. He was the chef instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia for 20 years, a member of the ACF since 1989 and an AAC member since 2002. He served as president of the Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter of the ACF, AAC Northeast Region Representative. He sponsored, hosted and presented for many events. Some of his greatest achievements are:

2011 ACF Presidential Medallion
2009 Educator of the Year
2007 Service & Dedication Award
1997 Chef of the Year – DVCA/ACF

ACFEF Scholarship Applications

Scholarship deadlines are April 30 and October 31 of each year.

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Scholarship Applications for Specific Schools

Join the US Foods Scholars Program

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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.

National Organization Sponsored Scholarships

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs - Global scholarships for culinary and hospitality professionals.

Scholarship Recipients

Online Scholarship Resources

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation – scholarship and grant opportunities
ASU Online - Offers a checklist for student success.
Resources for First Generation College Students.

FastWEB - Provides access to a database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and student loans.

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Student Loans Guide - Guide to help incoming and current college students navigate the confusing process of student loans.
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Coping with Stress in College - A comprehensive guide about coping with stress in college from Western Governors University.
Scholarship Resume Guide - tips and templates for writing scholarship resumes.


For more information, please call (800) 624-9458, ext. 254, or e-mail