GROVE BAY HOSPITALITY GROUP FORMS GROVE BAY FOUNDATION TO DONATE $280,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS TO FIU HOSPITALITY STUDENTS
On June 30, 2022, Grove Bay Hospitality Group announced the anticipated launch of the Grove Bay Foundation in partnership with Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FIU). Formed with the purpose of providing scholarships to students majoring in hospitality management, the Grove Bay Foundation will donate $280,000 over the next five years to at least 40 students pursuing degrees in the hospitality industry. Through this initiative, and more to come, Grove Bay is furthering its commitment to developing talent in Miami and to foster a group of future leaders who want to pursue a career in hospitality. Grove Bay is an award-winning restaurant group; it houses two of Florida’s Michelin-winning restaurants, Stubborn Seed by Jeremy Ford which earned one star, and Red Rooster Overtown, a recipient of the Bib Gourmand. Most recently, the South Florida Business Journal honored Grove Bay Hospitality Group as one of the year’s “Best Places to Work” in 2022.
Of the eight annual scholarship recipients (40 students total will receive scholarships), the funds will be distributed amongst four students with an interest in “back of the house” (culinary, operations, back office) and four students with interest in “front of the house” positions (management, operations, hospitality). There will also be an opportunity for graduates to apply for a position within Grove Bay Hospitality Group and its many restaurants. As part of its employee training program, preference will be given to current and former employees of Grove Bay.