Announcing the 2018 IACP Conference Scholarship Initiative


The International Association of Culinary Professionals is pleased to offer five scholarships for emerging and mid-career culinary professionals, and one additional scholarship for a student enrolled in a food studies or culinary studies program, to attend the 2018 IACP Annual Conference in New York, February 23-25.

The conference includes sessions with renowned food writers, editors, photographers, chefs, and other industry leaders on topics that range from developing culturally appropriate recipes to using your cooking super powers for good in your community to producing culinary and creative retreats, to writing for food TV shows. And of course how to become the freelancer that everyone wants to hire!

Scholarship recipients will attend keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and social networking events, including a welcome party featuring some of NYC’s best chefs and our annual media awards ceremony. Plus, given the chance to network with 400+ culinary professionals.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds looking to advance their career in the fields of culinary communications.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Be actively working or pursuing work in the culinary world (this includes, but isn’t limited to, working as a writer or editor, blogger, recipe tester or developer, in public relations, at a food startup, as a food photographer or videographer, or as a chef)
  • Be under the age of 40 at the time of the IACP conference.
  • Have not attended an IACP conference in the past.
  • For the student scholarship, you must also be currently enrolled in a food studies program or professional culinary degree program at the time of conference

Click here to apply for a scholarship

The Fine Print:

To apply, please fill out the application by December 15th, 2017. All applications will be reviewed by the IACP Board of Directors and approved applicants will be informed of their acceptance by early January 2018.

This scholarship covers the cost of a core ticket to the IACP conference, allowing awardees to attend all keynotes, panels, and workshops (space depending). It does not cover travel, hotel accommodations, or tickets to food tours or master cooking classes.

If you have any questions about the scholarship process please contact IACP Marketing and Communications Manager Margaret Crable at

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