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
Hector Frausto, 2020
Hector is originally from Juarez, Mexico and was raised between Hatch, New Mexico and Aarón’s hometown of El Paso, Texas. He has a passion for learning new types of cuisines and expanding his palette beyond just Mexican flavors and techniques. He also hopes to travel throughout Mexico and become very well versed in the regionality of cuisines and cultures across the country so that he can fully represent his community in the culinary world.