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The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs

Stratford Chefs School announces the establishment of The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs. Read the Media Release for details.

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Stratford Chefs School announces the establishment of

The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs

 

STRATFORD, ON – Monday, August 10, 2020 – In recognition of the obstacles that Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour (BIPOC) face in gaining entry to professional culinary training, Stratford Chefs School is pleased to announce the establishment of The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs as a way to contribute to movements of economic justice.

Initiated and funded by Jennifer Birmingham, owner of The Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ontario, The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs will be awarded to one Canadian BIPOC student entering Stratford Chefs School each year, beginning in 2020, and will cover the full cost of tuition for the 32-week professional program.

I am thrilled to be able to offer this new scholarship to Stratford Chefs School, a respected leader in culinary arts training in Canada. We see it as a critical step in diversifying the food industry and creating space for BIPOC leadership in the food world,” said Jennifer Birmingham, Owner, The Bruce Hotel.

The scholarship is both need- and merit-based. In addition to satisfying Stratford Chefs School’s admission criteria, interested applicants are required to write a statement detailing how the scholarship will make a difference in their career trajectory, their previous community involvement, and any other information that may assist in determining their eligibility including, but not limited to, a brief description of their financial situation. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to the BIPOC community through volunteerism, activism, and/or involvement with BIPOC student groups.

Applicants are also required to submit two letters of reference in support of their application; one from an academic or culinary source such as a course instructor, academic advisor, supervising chef, and one from an individual familiar with their personal achievements, community participation and/or volunteer activities and other contributions.

The completed statement, reference letters, and all supporting documents can be emailed as PDF attachments to Stratford Chefs School Program Manager Randi Rudner at rrudner@stratfordchef.com or by uploading them as part of the online Application form for the 32-week professional program available on the Stratford Chefs School website: www.stratfordchef.com/apply-now

The deadline for 2020-21 Scholarship applications is Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and applicants will be informed of the award decision by email, no later than Monday, September 14, 2020. Orientation for the Fall semester at Stratford Chefs School begins on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

About The Bruce Hotel:
The Bruce Hotel is a CAA Four Diamond hotel and restaurant, offering unparalleled service in a park-like setting. Fully wheelchair accessible, the hotel features 25 decadent rooms and suites, with an adjoining private cottage, facilities including a gym and indoor pool, and two dining options by Executive Chef Brandon Clemens. www.thebruce.ca

About Stratford Chefs School:
Stratford Chefs School is a not-for-profit career college in the heart of agricultural Perth County focused on the innovative, hands-on training of high quality, aspiring chefs and culinary entrepreneurs. Since being founded in 1983, the School has built a prestigious reputation for excellent intensive training, a unique entrepreneurial program model, and alumni success, with more than 800 graduates. www.stratfordchef.com

 

* Note: Those who have already applied / enrolled for Level 1 2020 intake who would like to apply for this new Scholarship should send the required supporting documents listed above as PDF attachments by September 1, 2020 to Program Manager Randi Rudner by email: rrudner@stratfordchef.com.

 

For more information contact:

Jennifer Otter-Leaney, Administration, Stratford Chefs School admin@stratfordchef.com

Jennifer Birmingham, Owner, The Bruce Hotel jbirmingham@thebruce.ca

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

 

 

Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

Expert Instructors

Our approachable Chef Instructors and Guest Chefs bring diverse experience and culinary backgrounds to our collaborative, real-world learning environment.

Not-for-Profit Model

Profits are reinvested into our program and facilities; fundraising helps keep tuition costs realistic.

Alumni

SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.

Applications are now open for our 16 Week Diploma Summer Program and our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program 2020!

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