Our scholarships provide educational opportunities to professional caterers worldwide. The education focuses on knowledge of the catering and hospitality industry, as well as the development of sound business practices.
Here is your chance to help the catering community advance through education and contribute to raising the bar of our chosen profession.
Building Better Caterers…
One Scholarship At a Time
The ICA Educational Foundation (ICAEF) was chartered in 2002 to be the philanthropic partner of the International Caterers Association (ICA).
The ICAEF is a not-for-profit Foundation dedicated to providing educational opportunities for catering professionals and those desiring to become catering professionals. The Foundation is registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The ICAEF makes arrangements with various educational organizations, trade shows and institutions to teach courses of instruction in catering, food handling and areas related to the field of catering, and provide qualified teaching personnel for such purposes.
The ICAEF supports ICA members by soliciting, managing and distributing funds for educational and charitable work related to the field of catering.
“Thirty four years ago, I started Culinary Crafts to put food on the table to feed my 2 tiny children. I had $150 to my name. From that humble beginning I have been blessed to grow my company to the largest and most awarded catering company in Utah. It has been a good life. I owe the hospitality industry a huge debt of gratitude and I have found the ICAEF to be the perfect platform for creating an endowed scholarship to help young caterers get a head start with information and a hand up in confidence. The results in the lives of the recipients of the Mary Crafts/Culinary Crafts scholarship has been far beyond my dreams. Each one of them has skyrocketed their careers and industry presence since receiving the education and mentorship provided by our scholarship. I can think of no better legacy to leave my children and community.”