2019 Hospitality Education Scholarship Award

Every year, IFWTWA is proud to award a scholarship to benefit students preparing for a career in the hospitality industry, which includes culinary and beverage arts, hospitality management, and tourism. IFWTWA members are able to submit candidates via the website, and the Board of Directors votes on and selects the scholarship recipient from among the candidates.

Caroline Culinary Arts Logo

For 2019, the scholarship has been awarded to Chesapeake Culinary Center in Denton, Maryland, an organization that provides high school students and community members an introduction to the foodservice and hospitality industry in preparation for future culinary careers. The program targets displaced youth between the ages of 16 and 21 but is open to all adults seeking a career in the hospitality industry, giving them valuable job skill for future success.

Junior students learning baking methods at culinary center

Students at the Center develop and demonstrate skills in safe and sanitary food handling and preparation techniques and learn to prepare a variety of foods. They develop a broad understanding of the types of career options available in the foodservice and hospitality industry and have the opportunity to earn the ServSafe Credential. The educators administering the program hope this model can be eventually be adopted throughout the state of Maryland and the region.

Senior student learning food preparation techniques at culinary center

You can learn more about the Chesapeake Culinary Center at https://carolineculinaryarts.org/.

IFWTWA is grateful to its members who have voluntarily donated to the IFWTWA Hospitality Education Scholarship fund. Anyone wishing to donate to our HES Awards Program may do so on the IFWTWA website. It's fast and easy. We sincerely appreciate your contributions.