GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.At ASSF, our goal is to help future generations of Latino chefs reach their goals both in and out of the kitchen though mentorship and education. "I created this initiative to empower aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend the best culinary schools in the United States. Across America, many restaurant kitchens rely heavily on the talents of Latino cooks. But few of those cooks advance to the top of their field, becoming chefs de cuisine or executive chefs. It can be difficult to work your way up the ladder from dishwasher or line cook to executive chef, and I feel like there aren’t many opportunities for aspiring chefs, especially from the Latin community, to get to that next level. With our scholarship, I am doing my part to change that." - Chef Aarón Sánchez
Please consider donating to ASSF. Every contribution counts and goes towards financing the dreams of young Latinos. Link to donate: https://hispanicfederation.org/aaronsanchezscholarship/
If you are unable to donate at this time, please follow us on instagram @aaronsanchezscholarshipfund to keep up with all of our updates and events! Your support means the world to us.
OUR STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
From left to right: Natalia Colon, Camila Arias, Hector Frausto
Natalia, 2020 Recipient "When I return to Puerto Rico, I will work to open my own restaurant, so that people can appreciate all that I have learned during this time in New York, thanks to the ICC and ASSF. I will never stop thanking God, Aarón Sánchez, and his foundation for giving me the opportunity to become the professional that I aspire to be."
Camila, 2020 Recipient "I have always dreamed of opening my own restaurant. I am thankful to Chef Aarón Sánchez and ASSF for giving me so many opportunities to reach my full potential."
Hector, 2020 Recipient "I want to thank the ASSF for helping us during this pandemic and making sure we are all safe in the city, and for giving us an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience. This experience is helping me achieve my goal to bring my culture and passion to the culinary world."
CHECK OUT MY PODCAST
Join me and my mom, Zarela Martínez as we take you on a culinary journey featuring regional ingredients that are the soul of Mexican cuisine. Available on Apple Podcasts! Please listen, rate and review.