Merriman’s Restaurant Waimea Announces 2013-2014 Culinary Scholarship Award Recipients
June 17, 2013 – Waimea, Hawai’i Island – Merriman’s Restaurant Waimea is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 recipients of the annual Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship. First year culinary student Cameron Linden, attending University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii and Tori Hiro, a second year student attending Hilo Community College have each been awarded $1,050.00.
“Each of this year’s applicants showed strong qualities, passion for the field and a promising future in the culinary program” said Paul Gamache, Director of Operations, Merriman’s Waimea. “We would like to give a big Mahalo to our selection committee members in selecting these deserving individuals.” These members are: Diane Orenstein-Taxes, Etc., Financial Affiliate, Gene Erger, Community Public Relations, and Sandy Barr Rivera, Culinary Educator with Hawaii Community College.
Started in the year 2000, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship provides scholarships for students entering or continuing in the field of Culinary Arts at either Hawaii Community College or the University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii. The scholarships are awarded annually based on applicant’s outstanding qualities, passion for the field and financial need. To date, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship has donated a total of $45,150 and assisted over 40 culinary students in advancing their culinary education.