In May one of my activities is presenting scholarship awards to Southern California Community Colleges with culinary arts programs. For four decades the Southern California Restaurant Writers has each year set aside funds to encourage students to enter culinary arts programs.
It is called the Doris Crandall Scholarship Fund in honor of our late founding member.
I am scholarship chairman and my assignment is to present the checks to the chosen schools. The students for scholarships are chosen by the school.
At San Bernardino Valley College a honors gathering took place earlier this week and I was present to present the school with a $1000 scholarship check.
It was my good fortune to meet one of the students who won one of these scholarships. She is Wendy Davis and is preparing to become a pastry chef.
The students prepared an exciting buffet for the Honors Reception which was held in the Sun Room.
Adjacent is the College's culinary arts classes which currently has some 300 students.
Three other schools that received $1000 checks were Orange Coast College, Riverside City College, and Harbor College in San Pedro.