Project Description


Opportunities are available for individuals seeking education at Detroit Institute of Gastronomy (DIG). Applications must be complete and on time for the committee to review. Multiple quarterly scholarships are in the process of becoming available.

For over 100 years, People’s Restaurant Equipment Company have supported the culinary industry in Michigan. Through a strong partnership with Soil2Service,  a scholarship opportunity is now available to help grow and build the culinary workforce in Michigan through apprenticeship training. All fully enrolled students in the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy who are residents in the State of Michigan have the ability to have all of their on the job learning course fees covered trough this scholarship. For more information, click here.

Students that have completed a minimum of one quarter in the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible to  apply for the American Culinary Federation’s American Academy of Chefs (AAC) Apprenticeship Program Scholarship. To learn more about the application procedure click here. For additional information about scholarship opportunities through the American Culinary Federation and to learn more about the ACF, click here.


Hospitality Industry Workers Grant

In an effort to support the hospitality industry workers and help offset the struggles of individuals in our communities, Soil2Service is offering $100.00, one time grants to eligible hospitality workers impacted by the restaurant/bar/casino shut down in Michigan due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This grant is awarded on a first come first serve basis to fully completed applications to help offset daily expenses.

This grant opportunity is no longer available. Thank you to all that supported the effort in helping our industry. 

The Soil2Service Board of Directors is offering a limited number of grants to eligible, fully enrolled Detroit Institute of Gastronomy students. This grant is designed to help offset the start up cost of the program by covering the cost of registrations fees along with covering the cost of the culinary tool kit, uniform and membership fees. Students must have a completed, signed and filed enrollment agreement for the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy prior to applying for this grant. Click here to learn more.

Designed to help small businesses focus on improving the human condition through food. From food producers focused on the local economy and food systems to educational and social initiatives, Soil2Service has the tools to help. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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Changing Lives Through Education

Assist in the startup of The Culinary Studio; a place to connect, learn and share. Located next to Detroit’s Eastern Market, this kitchen space will be the hub of culinary wellness education

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