Now Accepting Applications For the 2015-16 ment’or Grant Program!



Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 ment’or Grant Program!

The ment’or Grant Program is designed to provide opportunities for working culinary professionals who are looking to expand their training and skills. This unique opportunity helps place up-and-coming chefs among the ranks at Blue Ginger, minibar, Juni, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Mélisse, Qui, Saison and many more.

“This experience was hugely validating. I am grateful for the opportunity to step away from my day-to-day and see myself professionally in a different light. An important part of growing from a cook to a chef is having confidence in your own ability. After returning from my stages at Bar Tartine and Manresa, I was promoted to a junior chef position at Betony in NYC. I felt ready for that challenge largely because of my grant experience.”
Daniel Moccia-Field, 2014-2015 grant recipient

Qualifications include:

At least 3 years of work experience, at a restaurant
At least 1 year with your current restaurant
Have valid US working credentials

Grantees have an exceptional opportunity to immerse themselves in a different setting and gain exposure to techniques and skills to help raise them to the next level.

Check out what last year’s grant recipients are up to through our hashtag #mentorgrants. If you, or someone you know, are interested in learning more, click HERE.

If you would like to support the Grant Program for Continuing Education, please click here – all contributions are greatly appreciated!


Maralyn D. Hill

Maralyn D. Hill

Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

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