URBANDALE, Iowa—Lauren Ingebrand of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, has been named the recipient of the first Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition or Foodservice Scholarship, which is given by Linda Funk, executive director of The Soyfoods Council.
Ingebrand, the daughter of James and Nadine Ingebrand, is a freshman at Iowa State University (ISU) with a double major in food science and technology along with culinary science. She feels she has been preparing her whole life for a career in food science, and her dream includes possibly owning her own restaurant. She is also interested in working for a magazine or perhaps developing food fit for space travel.
The scholarship is personally funded by Funk, who serves as a food industry liaison and resource for soyfoods.
“I have spent my entire career in the food world and feel it is time to give back,” Funk says. “I have had incredible experiences from spending time with Julia Child, to meeting food editors from Good Housekeeping, Rachael Ray and others, to working with the hottest chefs around the country, and even hosting Sandra Lee at my home. I can only hope young aspiring professionals have the same passion and opportunities that I have had. I hope this scholarship will help start to make their dreams come true.”
To learn more about The Soyfoods Council, visit the Web site at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com.
To learn more about ISA, visit its Web site at www.iasoybeans.com.