2023 Class of US Foods Scholars Announced; Dave Flitman Shares
ROSEMONT, IL - The next generation of leadership is taking the spotlight thanks to US Foods. The distributor recently announced its 2023 class of US Foods Scholars, which includes 18 students from across the country pursuing degrees in culinary arts, baking and pastry, chef training, and business management. Each student will receive a scholarship of $20,000.
“The US Foods Scholars program demonstrates our promise to help customers and communities Make It. In addition to supporting the education and development of future culinarians, the program also builds a pipeline of promising talent for our customers,” said Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer. “These students are making incredible strides toward their future culinary careers, and we are honored to support their achievements and educational goals.”
Since its launch in 2017, the program has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to nearly 90 students to help them reach their full potential and contribute a meaningful solution to the talent shortage facing the restaurant and hospitality industry. Currently, the program has more than 30 active US Foods Scholars working toward their degrees.
The US Foods Scholars program is administered with the support of Scholarship America and Careers through the Culinary Arts Program, a press release explained. All US Foods Scholars are selected through a formal application process. Each applicant is evaluated based on several criteria, including academic performance, financial need, and a personal essay.
Cheers to the newly announced scholars!