If we are to have a strong future workforce, we must encourage people to seek careers in the restaurant, foodservice, hospitality and culinary arts industries.

We seek opportunities to develop young minds and to empower the next generation of leaders. We offer scholarships and support for educational institutions in the U.S. and encourage and reward students to pursue careers in these areas. We also match associate contributions to higher education.

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Scholarship Programs

Sysco proudly awards college scholarships to 16 outstanding students each year as part of the John F. and Eula Mae Baugh Scholarship Program, established in 1996 to honor Sysco founder John Baugh and his wife, Eula Mae.

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Training Military Culinary Specialists

Some of the best chefs in the world perfected their culinary skills by cooking in the military. That's one reason why Sysco is a proud sponsor of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Military Foundation, which provides career training and counseling, supports military hospitality programs, and encourages small-business ownership opportunities for military personnel.