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John Besh ‘Chefs Move!’ program looking for new talent

New Orleans celebrates a strong food culture and a history of diversity, making it the perfect place to begin to change the face of restaurant kitchen management – one person at a time.

Chefs Move!, a program by the John Besh Foundation, hopes to do just that, by awarding a yearlong fully-paid scholarship for a minority recipient from the New Orleans area to attend culinary school at The French Culinary Institute in New York City. The scholarship includes tuition, uniforms, equipment, housing, travel to and from New York, job placement assistance while in New York and a paid eight-week internship with a Besh Restaurant Group restaurant after school.

The scholarship also includes a mentor for the beneficiary: The first year’s mentor will be John Besh.

The scholarship is open to minority applicants who live in New Orleans. The application deadline is April 30, and the application is available  here. Chefs Move! provides a support network of experienced professionals and mentors, enabling the recipient to take full advantage of opportunities prior to culinary school, during culinary school and after culinary school. The organization will support the student through each change in life, from learning how to blog about the experience to financial literacy.



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