Chefs Scholarship Program
The Gohan Society Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients!
The Chef Scholarship Program is one of our most important initiatives at The Gohan Society, as it allows us to send U.S.-based chefs to Japan, where they will experience a truly genuine and unforgettable culinary adventure. In exchange, we bring chefs from Japan to train at restaurants in New York. Past U.S.-based scholarship recipients include Chris Muller, Executive Chef of the Michelin three-star rated restaurant Le Bernardin; Chef Eddy Leroux, Chef de Cuisine at Daniel (two Michelin stars); Cédric Vongerichten, Chef de Cuisine at Perry St; and Travis Swikard, Executive Chef of Boulud Sud.
In February of this year, we had four talented chefs from Ishikawa Prefecture visit New York to receive hands-on training at Oceana, Bouley, and Jean-Georges. (Read all about it here.) In return, we’re sending four chefs based in the U.S. to Ishikawa from July 30 through August 9, 2016. These chefs will have the unique opportunity to learn new techniques, skills, and ingredients from some of the best Japanese chefs.
2016 CHEF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
- Chef Suzanne Cupps
Chef de Cuisine – Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art
- Chef Daniel Drexler
Sous Chef – Bouley
- Chef Brother Luck
Chef/Owner – Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, representing C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program)
- Chef Sara Woodward
Sous Chef – Le Bernardin
Congratulations to our recipients! We know they will represent their restaurants and The Gohan Society well during their trip to Ishikawa Prefecture.