Advance your knowledge and your career through WCR Scholarship Programs

Education is one of the tenets of WCR’s mission, and we encourage our members to be life-long learners. Each year, WCR awards unique learning opportunities to its members seeking culinary and continuing education opportunities. These opportunities are located all over the world and in all fields of the hospitality industry.

This program has proven so successful that WCR headquarters receives hundreds of applications and e-mails from members all over the globe and has awarded over 400 opportunities to members since its inception. We invite all culinary and hospitality professionals, representing every industry segment and role, to apply.



The WCR Scholarship Program represents the true spirit of the organization – it exemplifies the WCR mission “to promote and enhance the education advancement and connection of women in the culinary industry.

- Janis McLean, Executive Chef, Seasons Culinary Services.

Recently Awarded Scholarships

2017 Master The Art & Science of Sous-Vide – Francine Mar
2017 Trail Celebrity Chef Anita Lo – Mikala Brennan
2017 Bread and Art – Baking Your Way to Community - Sponsored by the Bread Bakers Guild of America – Kenna Nelson
2017 Trail Celebrity Chef Nora Pouillon – Kimber Ashley
2017 One Year Scholarship at SAIT – MinJoo Son
2017 The Barbara Lazaroff Future Leader in Hospitality Scholarship provides one student a $5000 scholarship to attend the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration - Helen Chen. WCR is grateful to Restaurateur, Designer and Philanthropist Barbara Lazaroff for her generous support.
2016 Barbara Lazaroff WCR Future Leader in Hospitality – Tenzin Menlek
2016 Master The Art & Science of Sous-Vide – Daniela Hurtado Castro
2016 Trail Celebrity Chef Anita Lo – Minal Gill
2016 One Year Scholarship at SAIT – Alyssa Van’t Hof
2016 Nimans Ranch - Sustainable Farm to Plate scholarship - Rachael Newmyer and Grace Gonzalez
2016 USPCA Personal Chef Conference - Tracey Crawford



Recently Ended Scholarships

Gardens of Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie
Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie

A Peek Behind the Scenes at the Modernist Cuisine Cooking Lab Sponsored by: The Modernist Cuisine Lab
The Modernist Cuisine Lab

#People.Purpose.Passion. #ThePathwaytoSuccess Conference Package to WCR Calgary Conference, September 16, 2017
WinSport

Score Sustainable Meat Secrets About Farm To Plate

$10,000 towards a degree at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Make Your Mark in the Culinary Media -StarChefs Editorial Internship
StarChefs.com

StarChefs International Chefs Congress Stage
International Chefs Congress (ICC) by StarChefs

USPCA Personal Chef Conference

Live Your Dream… Master How to Successfully Launch Your Own Culinary Business!
Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)

$5K towards Pastry & Baking Arts Diploma Program at ICE
Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)

ICC: Professional Pastry Arts Evening Programs – NY Campus

Professional Culinary Arts Evening Program

ICC: Italian Experience – New York Campus

Ann Cooper’s ‘Healthy School Lunch’

Washington Square Hotel

ICC: Intensive Sommelier Training

ICC: Professional Pastry Arts Program – California Campus

ICC: The Italian Experience – California Campus

Trail Celebrity Chef Anita Lo Sponsored by: Chef & Restaurateur Anita Lo – Annisa, NYC
Chef & Restaurateur Anita Lo – Annisa, NYC

Master the Art & Science of Sous-Vide Sponsored by: CREA – Culinary Research and Education Academy
CREA – Culinary Research and Education Academy

Many Fold Farms

Momofuku Milk Bar

Star Chefs – Photography Intern

Star Chefs – Design Intern

Star Chefs – Events Intern

Star Chefs – Editorial Internship

Star Chefs – Marketing Internship

Bread and Art – Baking Your Way To Community Sponsored by: Bread Bakers Guild of America
Bread Bakers Guild of America

Trail Celebrity Nora Pouillon Hosts: Chef & Restaurateur Nora Pouillon, Washington, DC New Morning Farm (Hustontown, PA) or The Farm at Sunny Side (Washington, VA)

Bread Baking Internship

One Year Scholarship at SAIT Sponsored by: SAIT Polytechnic and Women Chefs & Restauranteurs
SAIT Polytechnic and Women Chefs & Restauranteurs