Apply for professional development grant
In a busy world full of personal responsibilities sometimes we forget to invest time & money on ourselves. You have a dream & we can help you get there with professional development reimbursement grants available to further your education in the bar and restaurant community.
Apply for emergency aid
Sometimes life can hit us hard, if it seems like one door has closed, just wait. It won’t be long until you see someone on your team waving you through the next open door. We are here to help with emergency assistance for hospitality workers who have fallen on unexpected hardships.
Lynnette Marrero Scholarship
Our Spirit and Culture Immersion Program is a unique educational opportunity built for the Lynnette Marrero scholarship winners of each year.
Students will be chosen for the scholarship based on their goals and ambition, both professionally and towards community enrichment.
The students will learn about the history, culture, terroir, and production techniques of the year’s spirit and country from some of the foremost experts in the field.
Meet our Advisory Council
Our Advisory Council is made up of industry superstars from around the country who will select scholarship and professional development grant recipients as well as help in educational and mentorship programming development.
Casey started her culinary degree post majoring with an Art History and English degree from Pitzer College. Her first kitchen job was working at Providence restaurant, where she fell in love with the elegance and sophistication of French and Japanese cuisine. After Providence, she furthered her culinary education at Red Medicine, honing her understanding for aesthetic plate up and locally sourced ingredients. Casey travelled to Sydney, Australia cooking and continually discovering the flavor profiles she loves most. Two and a half years ago, Casey partnered with good friend Armen Piskoulian to start her first fast casual concept, Banh Oui. Within two years, they self-funded their first brick and mortar for Banh Oui in the heart of Hollywood. Banh Oui has made a splash with coverage in popular publications like the LA Times, Eater, LA Weekly and LA Magazine. The two partners hope to open several Banh Oui locations within the next five years.