The Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than 645 scholarships, totaling more than 2 million dollars. Apart from subsidizing studies for its scholars, The Scholarship Foundation is a valuable tool for them because of the networking opportunities it provides and also because scholars have the chance to receive mentoring from Puerto Rico’s top leaders in the Hospitality industry.
The following are some of our scholars in the sector of Culinary Arts:

Enrique Piñeiro
Culinary Institute of America
Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts Management
Graduated in 2003
Has his own catering company, Le Chef; his own line of food products; and has written a book entitled “Chef Piñeiro y Su Alta Cocina”
Learn more about Enrique

Christian Rivera
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor’s in Culinary Nutrition
Graduated in 2003
Has his own nutritional consulting company, professor at José A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Universidad del Este
Learn more about Christian

Efraín Cruz
Johnson & Wales University
Associate’s in Culinary Arts
Graduated in 1999
Executive Chef at InterContinental Hotel
Learn more about Efrain

Javier Santos
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts
Graduated in 2005
Personal Chef in Humacao
Learn more about Javier

Paula Irizarry
Culinary Institute of America
Bachelor’s degree in Baking and Pastry Management
Graduated in 2006
Operations Manager for IMC Caribe starting in January 2011 and will be based in Panama
Learn more about Paula

René Olmeda
The Culinary Institute of America
Associate’s in Baking & Pastry
Graduated in 2000
Baking & Pastry Professor at Johnson & Wales University, Miami
Learn more about René

René Neco
Culinary Institute of America
Associate’s in Baking & Pastry
Graduated in 2007
Culinary & Hospitality Director at Universidad del Este, Cabo Rojo
Learn more about René

Felipe González
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts
Bachelor’s degree studies in Hotel and Restaurant Administration
Graduated in 1994
Coordinator of New Culinary Arts Certificate Program at School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, University of Puerto Rico, Carolina
Learn more about Felipe

Learn about our scholars in: Casino Management and Hotel Management