Recipients of 2nd Annual Fresh Chefs Scholarship announced

The Southeast Produce Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2nd annual occurrence of its newest scholarship program – SEPC Fresh Chefs: Salena Chairez, Samantha German and Tyler Custodio.

Each recipient will receive one $1,500 scholarship toward their educational goals for the upcoming year. In addition to the scholarship funds, each recipient will also be invited to attend SEPC’s Southern Innovations conference & expo, September 14th – 16th, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The SEPC will cover hotel and travel expenses to the event and also provide a SEPC Fresh Chefs jacket for each recipient. At Southern Innovations, the scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of produce industry grower/shipper members as well as retailers and foodservice distributors.

Left to right: Salena Chairez, Samantha German and Tyler Custodio

“I would like to congratulate these recipients of our SEPC Fresh Chefs scholarship. We are thrilled by the increase in the quantity of applicants for this scholarship opportunity. The quality of these applicants is truly something to celebrate as well and we are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for them,” said Stanley Trout, SEPC board member and Foodservice Committee chairman, IPC

This program is open annually to full-time college or secondary education students pursuing a degree in culinary arts or restaurant management.

For more information:
Anna Burch
Southeast Produce Council Inc.
Tel.: +1 (877) 720-SPEC

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