The Diazgranados Family Foundation

Diazgranados Family Foundation Announces Scholarship Program at The Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY – August 9, 2022 – The Diazgranados Family Foundation announced today that it has founded the Diazgranados Family Foundation Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The scholarship will award two students a grant of $5,000 each toward their tuition at the world’s  premier culinary college. 

“I have long admired the CIA’s approach to developing not only great chefs, but also well-rounded professionals and people,” said Danilo Diazgranados. “I am humbled by the opportunity to help provide this experience to young people who otherwise may not have the opportunity.” 

This is the second scholarship initiative for The Diazgranados Family Foundation, seeking to empower the next generation of culinary and hospitality entrepreneurs. 

The Diazgranados family also helped to launch the Diplomado de Cocina Creative in 2019. Hosted by the INFOTEP School of Hospitality, Gastronomy, and Pastry, the Diplomado de Concina Creative is a training program for aspiring chefs in the Dominican Republic. It helps young people across the country sharpen their culinary skills, and rewards one exemplary student with a 5-week training course at the Basque Culinary Center in Spain.

The Diazgranados Family Foundation CIA Scholarship seeks to challenge recipients on how they, themselves, will “pay it forward.” All interested applicants are required to complete an essay outlining how they will use their CIA education to give back to their local community.

“I have met so many young people who have a passion for the culinary arts and giving back to the people and communities they come from,” said Diazgranados. “I hope this scholarship, in some small way, helps them pursue both.”

“This scholarship program will help students realize their dreams of attending the CIA,” said Kevin Allan, vice president, advancement, at the CIA. “We are truly grateful to the Diazgranados Family Foundation for their support.”


About Danilo Diazgranados 

Since leaving his native Venezuela more than a decade ago, Danilo Diazgranados has been an independent investor, with a focus on the food, beverage, and hospitality sectors, among others. His current portfolio includes wineries, breweries, hotels, and restaurants around the world. Diazgranados’ thoughts about food, finance, and entrepreneurship have appeared in Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine, Insider Finance, Medium, and other publications.