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Fran Folsom Dinner

The Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner is a capstone event for PPCC's Culinary Arts  students. It is their opportunity to share their passion for good food and their pride in what they accomplish in our kitchens.

It is very difficult to announce that this year's Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner is cancelled.

For the health and safety of students and patrons alike, and as part of the response plan for COVID-19, PPCC is discontinuing any gathering of 25 or more people. PPCC's administration, faculty and staff are currently focused on providing what our students need to complete the academic year successfully.

Please consider a gift to the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship.

The scholarship is funded solely by the proceeds of the dinner. Without your help, we will not be able to fund the aspiring chefs and restaurant owners who are transforming this region, one bite at a time.

Culinary Arts at PPCC

All proceeds from the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner fund scholarships for students in their final year of the Culinary Arts degree programs at PPCC. These programs achieve a 95% job placement rate after graduation. The chefs you would have been introduced to at the dinner will be headlining in kitchens across the region. 

Our goal is to support at least 6 chef students with a scholarship of $3,000 each this year.

The PPCC Culinary Arts Program is the largest of its kind in the community. It serves more than 350 students and graduated more than 100 students this past year. The program received an Exemplary Status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Committee and has a 95-percent job placement rate.

Please donate to the Fran Folsom Scholarship fund. 

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More About the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship

The Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship is an award for Culinary Arts students who achieve the highest academic and practical excellence. The $3,000 scholarship is a mark of distinction and helps students prepare for their culinary future.