In less than a week (June 25th) it will be Anthony Bourdain Day (#BourdainDay).
The day was created by Bourdain’s friends (world-famous chefs Eric Ripert and Jose Andres) as a way to memorialize his life.
Grub Street shared news that “The Culinary Institute of America Is Starting a Scholarship in Anthony Bourdain’s Name.” Bourdain graduated from the CIA in 1978 so the honor is certainly fitting.
The scholarship will be awarded to 1-2 students per year to help pay for their studies abroad. The idea for the scholarship came from Bourdain’s good friend Eric Ripert who suggested it to the CIA.
After a meeting with the CIA’s president, the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship was created. A memorial to Bourdain will also be created at the school, located in Hyde Park, NY.
The amount of money the scholarship will provide isn’t yet known and fundraising has just begun for it.
Regarding the scholarship, Ripert said it will provide students “the opportunity to follow Anthony’s global path of discovery & curiosity.”
This is a really awesome way to honor the late chef, it’s right up there with the newly debuted NJ Bourdain Food Trail.
Find out more from Grub Street here.