Niman Ranch Scholarship


In partnership with Niman Ranch, we are thrilled to launch the 2016 Chefs Collaborative & Niman Ranch Scholarship. The Scholarship is a rare opportunity to spend the weekend with fellow Chefs Collaborative Members, farmers, and food professionals who are committed to responsibly-raised meat. Previous Scholarship recipients share that the Niman Ranch Hog Farmer Appreciation Weekend has helped them “Change Menus” and “Change Lives.”

How it works: Up to five chefs and/or culinary directors will be selected to travel to Iowa from August 25-27th to participate in the 2016 Niman Ranch Hog Farmer Appreciation Weekend. Scholars will tour Alderland Farm, learn about responsible animal husbandry, and participate in a special dinner celebrating Niman Ranch hog farmers. The Scholarship covers all expenses and it is open to current Members of Chefs Collaborative.The deadline to apply is June 24th, 2016. 

Fill out the form below to apply today for an all-expenses paid trip to participate the 2016 Hog Farmer Appreciation Weekend!

2016 Chefs Collaborative & Niman Ranch Scholarship Application

Application Process

  • Application opens: May 23rd
  • Deadline to apply: June 24th
  • Winners selected and notified: July 8th
  • Winners announced: July 13th
  • Travel dates: August 25-27th
  • Questions?

    Contact Chefs Collaborative’s Programs Director Alisha Fowler: