Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

New Chef Movie... New CIA Scholarship!

Each year for the next five years, the CIA will award three Chef FIRST Merit Scholarships valued at $16,000 each for qualified* applicants desiring to enroll in a full-time four year culinary arts program. There’s also the potential for an additional $3,000 in merit awards based on CIA alumni recommendations and strong SAT/ACT scores.

These three scholarships are to honor the film Chef, co-producer and CIA graduate Roy Choi '98, and director and actor Jon Favreau for their contributions in elevating chefs in film-making and American society, as well as capturing the culture of a professional kitchen with a rare measure of authenticity and artistic integrity.

Check out more information about CIA grad Roy Choi’s influence on the film Chef and Jon Favreau >

For those wishing to contribute to help the CIA further advance culinary excellence and leadership in America, please follow this link >

*Qualifications include being accepted as a full-time student at The Culinary Institute of America, a CIA alumni recommendation, appropriate SAT or ACT scores, and an essay of the importance of story-telling and visual arts to the culinary profession.