The Culinary Institute of America will create a travel-based scholarship to commemorate alumnus Anthony Bourdain a year after his death, the institute announced Wednesday.
Chefs Eric Ripert and José Andrés will join the institute in establishing the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship, according to the announcement. It will be awarded to students who pursue a semester abroad or participate in one of the school’s global cuisines and cultures international programs.
The institute will accept donations for the scholarship through its website and plans to issue the first scholarships ahead of the winter 2020 semester.
The “Parts Unknown” host attended the school’s campus in Hyde Park, New York, in 1978 and received an honorary doctorate from the institute two years ago.
“Anthony Bourdain opened the world of food and different cultures to all through his brilliant storytelling,” the institute's president, Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanDemocrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Ohio Republicans swing for fences in redistricting proposals Ohio redistricting commission gives up on US House map MORE, said.
“He often came to campus to speak with students about food and world cultures, his career, and the importance of authenticity in being a chef,” Ryan added. “It is therefore fitting that his memory is being honored at the CIA through a scholarship for students interested in experiencing cuisines and cultures around the globe.”
"We were both lucky enough to have traveled the world with Anthony and experienced firsthand the impact he had on our culture, both here and abroad," Ripert and Andrés said. "We hope that this scholarship will help his memory live on for students who want to experience the world as Anthony did — through cuisines and cultures everywhere."
REMINDER! JUNE 25th #BOURDAINDAY & what better way to Celebrate than to announce the @CIACulinary “ANTHONY BOURDAIN LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP” to give CIA students the Opportunity to follow Anthony’s path of Discovery & Curiosity. More info -> https://t.co/TWOuW9wgJl @chefjoseandres pic.twitter.com/Yb8z27GBlF— Eric Ripert (@ericripert) June 19, 2019