The Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund was founded in 2016 and we have had 3 recipients thus far. In the 2020 program, we will be sending 3 students to New York to receive the ICC culinary education, mentorships and industry experience.
"The past ten months have been amazing. I had the opportunity to eat incredible food, visit wonderful places, and make relationships that will last a lifetime. Thinking back to when I first arrived it’s crazy to see how much I’ve changed and grown as a person. This opportunity has opened so many doors, both professionally and personally. Throughout my journey I learned not only about gastronomy, but I also learned many life lessons that helped shaped my mentality about everything."
Yan Torres, 2019
Alejandro Castellon, 2019
Alejandro is 21 years old, from New Orleans and of Mexican descent. He is going to stage at Alex Guaranaschelli’s Butter and is looking forward to his externship where he will work in food media for the first time. Alejandro speaks multiple languages including Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, and is passionate about community service. He is an effervescent and very energetic young man that loves to go on adventures and explore the city when he has time off.