Friday, February 24, 2017

Educated Eats Scholarship Program Launches

From our friends at RAMW...

Applications for the annual Frans Hagen Educated Eats Scholarship Program are being accepted now through Sunday, April 23. Students interested in pursuing a career in hospitality management, foodservice, or the culinary arts are encouraged to visit to apply. Awards are available up to $5,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year and recipients will be announced in May.

The Educated Eats program serves to further develop the talented workforce that makes metropolitan Washington’s foodservice community thrive. Greg Casten, Chairman of the Board of Educated Eats said, “Our food industry is better than ever and we need talented, skilled young people to enter the workforce if we are to maintain that vitality.” The program’s mission is to cultivate and train those interested in opportunities in the foodservice industry and encourage them to work in the industry in the Washington, DC area.

The program is open to all who are interested in the field including high school students seeking a next step in their education as well as current cooks, servers, or managers working in the restaurant and hotel industry who have an interest in taking their professional development to the next level. Employers are encouraged to present the Educated Eats program to staff who are seeking to advance their skills as well.

During the open application period, Educated Eats will join its official education partner, Stratford University, to host two special “Dollars for Scholars” open houses, at two of the University’s Northern Virginia campuses. There, potential students, parents and industry guests will receive one-on-one career guidance from hospitality and culinary arts industry mentors, see live cooking demonstrations, attend workshops, and meet faculty and current students to learn more about the program. Attendees will enjoy food and drink, interactive cooking stations, and will be eligible for restaurant gift card giveaways.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alexandria Campus
2900 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodbridge Campus
14349 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA

To learn more and to register for either of the open houses, visit

About RAMW:
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business. For more information and reservations, please visit