The Open Kitchen Toronto Female Culinary Scholarship provides financial support to students, assisting with the cost of tuition and program materials.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to two female-identified full-time George Brown College students pursuing the Culinary Management, Culinary Management (Integrated Learning) and Culinary Skills programs that demonstrate academic excellence, passion and dedication to the culinary industry.

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Established by restaurateurs Stacey Patterson and Jennifer Coburn, with Chef Ivana Raca, OKTO aims to promote and elevate the recognition and education of women across the food and hospitality industry.

By collaborating with Toronto’s leading and celebrated female chefs – Lora Kirk, Lynn Crawford, Donna Dooher, Alida Solomon, Elia Herrera, Julie Marteleira, Nuit Regular, and top bartender Sandy de Almeida, the OKTO dining series benefits the “Open Kitchen Toronto Female Culinary Scholarship” at George Brown College.

The Open Kitchen Toronto dining series would not have been possible without the work and contribution of Natalie Goldenberg-Fife, Culinary Event Specialist, Jessica Rodrigues, Director of Communications at McEwan Group, Shirley “Sokes” Yoon, Creative Consultant, Erica Glover, Web Designer, and Yvonne Tsui, Publicist.