One lucky Maui Culinary Academy (MCA) student at UH Maui will get the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to a new $5,000 annual scholarship and work experience award recently introduced by The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. The Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship was developed in honor of the hotel’s Executive Chef, Tylun Pang who is a member of MCA’s advisory board and a long-term supporter of the program, both personally and professionally.

“I am very proud to continually support the Maui Culinary Academy,” says Executive Chef Tylun Pang. “To see students receive such a high caliber of culinary education and training right here on Maui is very exciting. Some of my best chefs are graduates of the program.”

The award will provide one outstanding student the opportunity to complete an 8-week summer work experience in a luxury resort environment. The experience will include a close mentorship with hotel chefs (including Chef Tylun Pang), orientation to hotel departments, kitchen experience for Kō restaurant and the chance to develop a dish that will be included on Kō’s 2013 menu. The Fairmont Kea Lani and UHMC’s Maui Culinary Academy have a strong, long-term partnership and collaborated closely on the details of the scholarship. Students will receive an hourly wage for their work as well as a financial scholarship upon completion. They will also gain priceless industry experience to give them a competitive edge after graduation.

“The Maui Culinary Academy is extremely appreciative of the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and its continued innovative programming that supports our Academy,” says Chris Speere, External Program Coordinator at the Maui Culinary Academy. “The Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship offers one leading MCA student eight weeks of work experience which, combined with chef mentorship, provides [...]