The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is accepting applications for its $5,000 Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship in honor of its executive chef.
The award will provide one Maui Culinary Academy student the opportunity to complete an eight-week summer work experience in a luxury resort environment. The experience will include a close mentorship with hotel chefs, orientation to hotel departments, kitchen experience for Ko restaurant and the opportunity to develop a dish that will be included on Ko's 2013 menu. The student will receive an hourly wage for his or her work and the financial scholarship upon completion.
Pang is a member of Maui Culinary Academy's advisory board and a longtime supporter of the program.
"I am very proud to continually support the Maui Culinary Academy," said Pang. "To see students receive such a high caliber of culinary education and training right here on Maui is very exciting. Some of my best chefs are graduates of the program."
The deadline to apply is Oct. 1. The scholarship winner will be announced at Maui Culinary Academy's annual fundraising event, Noble Chef, on Oct. 27 at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.