Scholarship/Awards

May 26, 2020, 0:51

2020 Green Award

We are pleased to announce that the Green Award will be offered to individuals/culinary programs that emphasize sustainability or other “green” aspects in their programs.

This Award is sponsored by the United Soybean Board who is proud to reach out to educators and to recognize their efforts instructing students in the importance of agriculture in their selection of products and designing of menus.

Past winners have implemented aquaculture farms, gardens, farm-to-table menus, waste reduction and more!

What are your efforts in this area?

The Award is $1,000 plus a complimentary registration to the annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference where the winner will be recognized during the Award Ceremony on June 17th at our host school, Southern Maine Community College in Portland, Maine.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open to individuals and all culinary programs.
  • Open to all secondary and post-secondary schools.
  • Include all contact information in your application
  • Entries judged in the areas of quality of design, applicability, replicability, stewardship, success in implementation of the project or concept, impact upon the college and community, and thoughtful innovation in practice and technique.

Application includes:

  • Description of accomplishment(s) in less than 500 words
  • Attach documentation illustrating the effort
  • Show how you measure success of this idea/initiative/effort
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Winners announced: May 1, 2020
  • Award winners will be notified in writing
  • Winners in each category receive a $1000 award and a plaque to honor their achievement.
  • Past winners may reapply each year for new initiatives or awards.

To apply, send your electronic application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put Green Award Application in the subject line. There is no application form, but please use a cover sheet with full contact information.

Deadline to submit is April 1, 2020. Winner will be notified no later than May 1, 2020.