Student Spotlight: NRAEF Supply Chain Scholarship Recipient Jamie Warrick
The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Expert Exchange, in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, created a scholarship to help develop the next generation of Supply Chain leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
Goals of the 2020 program were as follows:
- Attract foodservice focused students to careers and organizations related to industry Supply Chain Management
- Empower individuals invested in restaurants and foodservice through financial and programmatic support
- Advance skills and retention of current industry professionals to support retention
These scholarships are available to undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to foodservice and the restaurant industry who express a deep interest in supply chain management.
A total of eight $5,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship were recently awarded and we are featuring each of them individually.
NRAEF Supply Chain Scholarship Recipient Jamie Warrick
Home: New Orleans, Louisiana
Class Status Fall 2020: College Senior
College: University of Holy Cross
Major/Field of Study: Culinology
Leadership Positions: Research Chefs Association School Representative - UHCNO
Years Working in Restaurant Industry: 10
Longest Restaurant Employer: Caesars Entertainment
Award Amount: $5,000
What are your plans in the industry? Currently, I am developing a couple of brand new food concepts in my Advanced Product Development class and also working with a local company to expand their product line. I now want to take that experience with the impending knowledge that I am gaining from UHCNO to open my own manufacturing incubator. I want to provide the masses with my wonderful take on culinary while simultaneously helping others have the proper help they may need to get into the food business.
Quote: I would like to help out my community by providing a place for local minority small business owners to start their companies and help with labeling, packaging, and product development.