Rachael Ray's Scholarship Program

By now, you've definitely heard about Rachael Ray's charity organization, called Yum-o!. Part of the organization's mission is to fund scholarships for young chefs. Recently, The Packer took a look at Rachael's scholarship program.

According to the article, Rachael and "the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation have joined together to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry." The director of the scholarship program, Sue Vogel, said: "Through this new partnership with Rachel’s Yum-o! organization, we hope to aid students pursuing an education in the restaurant and foodservice industry.”

Rachael had this to say:“I am so proud to be part of providing the means for kids to have the same opportunities as I did, to excel in this industry." Here are the details on the scholarship:

Five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have earned a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. The ProStart program is intended to teach students management and culinary skills by combining classroom learning with on-the-job experience.

To earn the ProStart certificate, students must pass Year 1 and Year 2 exams and complete 400 hours mentored work experience. This certificate indicates that a student is qualified to continue his/her culinary education or begin a career in the foodservice industry.


  1. hey rachael its bethany arnold im 16 yrs old and love ur show i hope to be a chef some day just like u you are a role model to all and have brought inspiration in my life keep the good work up ok

  2. hey rachel this is diamond i am currently trying to attend a school for culinary arts and i was wondering if you have a scholarship program

  3. Hi Rachel,
    I am currently attending Culinary school at Monroe College and this is my second year. I dont exactly know how to go about your scholarship. If you could give me some pointers please e-mail me. Thanks sooooo much
    Nila Baker

  4. Rachel Ray you are my role model. every food and wine festival that they have in florida i would beg my mother to get tickets so can meet you. i have two of your cook books. the yearly cookbook with no repeats is very cool. i love the shrimp martinis and manhattan steak. i would love your scholarship please send me any information.

  5. where can i get the scholarship to fill out?

  6. It was so long ago that this was posted, but you could check out the http://www.yum-o.org/ website.

  7. Hi Rachel,
    I want to apply to a culinary school and would like to get a scholarship. I am not entirely sure how i do so. If you can email me any information on it I would be very helpful! Thank you so much!


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