John Aisenstat Memorial Scholarship

Known for his passion for the business he literally grew up in, John Aisenstat was unfailing in his support of the staff who made his business a success for over 60 years. He was equally cognizant of the need to attract new talent in an increasingly competitive world.

When John passed in 2018, CEO Neil Aisenstat and COO Megan Buckley were looking for an appropriate way to honour his memory and his contribution to the industry. The John Aisenstat Memorial Scholarship, in partnership with Vancouver Community College, was created. Donations go toward an endowment to support students pursuing careers in the culinary and hospitality arts.

John’s approach to life was defined by honesty, humility, and generosity. He would be so proud of this partnership and the spirit of investment in the future of our industry.

To make a donation, please click here and select “John Aisenstat Memorial Scholarship” from the drop down menu.

Award Recipients

2021 Recipient Darya Grytsenko

2020 Recipient Aubrey Sanan

2019 Recipient Anh Tran