Gruppo Italiano believes education is a building of bridges. With a strong focus on education, we can build, not only greater knowledge and appreciation of Italian cuisine itself, but bridges of opportunity for our members, and fun for culinary enthusiasts. In aligning and cooperating with top educational institutions, we take great pride in connecting trade professionals with timely, relevant information and creative ideas to enhance their businesses. In doing so, it engenders a sense of pride and community within our industry.
Through dedicated educational initiatives, we provide a constant flow of information through various platforms: the media, educational roundtables, seminars, webinars, and lectures where we feature leading industry experts, educators, and media to invigorate discussion on pertinent topics, discover new perspectives. and seek practical solutions to pressing issues facing our industry. Additionally, GI offers hands-on workshops and classroom demonstrations to students and culinary enthusiasts to introduce recipes and hone personal culinary skills.
To further careers, we offer an annual Gruppo Italiano scholarship for study in Italy.
For over 30 years, through and in cooperation with the National Restaurant Foundation based in Washington, DC, Gruppo Italiano has endow an annual scholarship, “The Gruppo Italiano Scholarship”. It has provided to date over a quarter of a million dollars to deserving post-secondary culinary and hospitality students enabling them to travel to Italy and continue more intensive educational studies.