CAFP Presents 35 Student Bursaries


TORONTO — It was an evening of celebration last night at Toronto’s Delta Chelsea where the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP), awarded 35 bursaries to Ontario students working toward a career in the industry.

After reading through 60 applications, the six judges, who make up the Student Awards Judging Committee, choose students from four Ontario colleges and universities to win seven bursaries worth $1,000, two bursaries worth $400 and 26 bursaries worth $500. In the end, $20,000 was raised for the program, courtesy of CAFP member sponsors.

Megan Lee, a first-year University of Guelph student studying Food Science, MSc., has been a CAFP student member for almost a year, and was one such winner who was grateful for the award. “It means a lot, because I’m really involved,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to network with professionals and people in the industry, and it’s great to have so much fundraising to support the students.”

Meanwhile, CAFP member schools contributed to the organization’s annual sock drive, collecting the warm article of clothing to donate to the homeless. This year, the winning school was Humber College with 552 socks. The college was presented with an award and cash prize.

CAFP, a non-profit organization that promotes personal and professional growth in foodservice, supports youth development in foodservice with 14 student branches at colleges and universities across the country.

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