KaTom Restaurant Supply Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship

KaTom takes pride in equipping the next generation of foodservice professionals with what they need to succeed. We offer a $1,500 grant to qualified students in accredited culinary and hospitality programs to help pay for the cost of that education. If you are studying in one of those areas, read on to learn more about the KaTom Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship and how to apply.

Who can apply?

Current or future culinary arts and hospitality students are encouraged to apply for the KaTom Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship. These students include:

  • Any student currently enrolled in a culinary or hospitality program at an accredited post- secondary educational institution in the United States
  • High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in the culinary arts or hospitality field
  • Students working toward a GED
  • Adult learners enrolling in culinary or hospitality courses

The Essay:

How will you make a difference?

Submit a 500 word essay that tells us why you are passionate about pursuing a career in the culinary arts or hospitality field and how you hope to have a positive impact on your community through it. Don't put too much pressure on yourself; we just want to know about your foodservice dream.

The Application:

The KaTom Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship grants $1,500 to one student for their fall semester. All applications are due by May 1st, 2019. The winner of the scholarship will be notified on May 17th, 2019. The one-time grant will be paid to the recipient’s educational institution for use to cover expenses for the 2019-2020 academic year. To be considered, please complete the form below, including the submission of your essay in a PDF or Word document.

The 2018 Winner is Nick Martin. I'm trying to get a photo of him for the winner gallery at the bottom of the page.

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About KaTom:

KaTom is one of the nation's top restaurant equipment and supplies dealers, stocking foodservice operations across the country and the world from our headquarters in East Tennessee. Since 1987, we have worked every day to help our customers find what they need to be successful. We have agreements with 700 of the industry's top brands that enable us to provide aggressive pricing and same-business-day shipping on hundreds of items.

The Fine Print:

A committee of KaTom employees and other foodservice industry representatives will review each submission and select one winner. All communications and submissions become the property of KaTom, which may publish on its site and other marketing materials the name and image of the winner, as well as the name of his or her chosen educational institution and the winning essay in full or in part. Beyond that, we will protect your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By submitting an application, you give KaTom the right to contact your educational institution to confirm enrollment, registration, or acceptance if you are chosen as the winner. You also agree to receive communications from KaTom regarding your application and the selection process.

No purchase is necessary to participate and the process is not open to those who live in an area where it may be prohibited. Only one application per student. The scholarship is not available to current or former employees of KaTom or their relatives. Any applicable taxes are solely the responsibility of the recipient. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the coming academic year.