Ted Whipp To be Honoured With A Scholarship

St. Clair College is getting a brand new scholarship thanks to a local food aficionado.

The 'Break Bread with Ted' event will be hosted by Ted Whipp, sending proceeds going to the 'Ted Whipp Scholarship' for culinary, hospitality and journalism students.

Whipp has been a columnist for more than 30 years, most recently focusing on the local food industry.

"If we can raise some money for students I'm all in and I think anything we can do to help young people pursue their career and their passions, I think we've got to give them all the encouragement, enthusiasm and energy we can," says Whipp.

He says he jumped on the opportunity to help out.

"A chef called me and said, 'Would you be interested? We want to honour you and have a nice, fun fundraising event?'" says Whipp. "If we're raising money for the college and we're helping out students and you're honouring me, who could say no to that?"

He says he never thought he'd be recognized for doing what he loves.

The event place March 3 at the college's 'Eatery 101' restaurant. For more information call 519-972-2726 or email eatery101@stclaircollege.ca.