ATTENTION FUTURE CHEFS: Apply for this $1,500 culinary scholarship before the deadline!

The Southeastern Produce Council is offering three (3) individual $1,500 scholarships to future ‘Fresh’ Chefs! The deadline to apply is May 12.

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While anyone could stumble upon a lot of crisp, green things at a produce convention — if you happen to be a current culinary student or a future restaurant professional, you might find some cold, hard cash at the upcoming Southeastern Produce Council conference!

SEPC is offering three (3) individual “Fresh Chefs” scholarships to college students! Each scholarship is worth $1,500. Recipients will also get the opportunity to attend the upcoming SEPC Southern Innovations conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, this September for free, including paid travel and hotel expenses!

So, do you think you (or someone you know!) have what it takes to be a “fresh” chef? Act fast! The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.

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Fresh Chefs (Southeastern Produce Council)

Southeastern Produce Council

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students who are studying culinary arts or restaurant management. (Unfortunately, this does not include any agriculture-related studies! However, SEPC does also offer a members’ scholarship to those working in the produce industry—and their families— who are looking for help to achieve their academic goals.)

“We’ve put together a variety of educational programs and scholarships to help advance your career and nurture the next generation of produce luminaries,” SEPC writes on its website. “The More You Learn, The More You Grow!”

Ready to apply for SEPC’s Fresh Chefs Scholarship? CLICK HERE

Registration for the SEPC Southern Innovations conference is also happening right now. It’s free to attend with a SEPC membership. (However, individual memberships are $350, and corporate memberships start at $750.)

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