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Karl’s Cabin Scholarship

Karl's Cabin invites you to support our 5th Annual Culinary Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner!  Join us in August, from 6:30-8:30,  for a 5 Course Rustic Dinner celebrating four local students receiving Karl's Scholarships.    All four of our aspiring chef recipients are enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Program at Schoolcraft College as freshman for the fall of 2020. 

Our scholarship was created to honor Karl Poulos the founder of Karl's Cabin.   A Greek immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1955, Karl lived the American dream.  Mr. Poulos worked in kitchens for over 50 years bringing joy to all his guests.  A product of the Greatest Generation he was a kind, humble and hardworking family man.


Karl Poulos - Founder of Karl's Cabin            

The Karl's Scholarship recognizes the need to promote personal responsibility, humility, faithful commitment, work ethic & general kindness in the culinary industry.   Since inception we have helped 18 local students pay for culinary school by donating over $22,000 in scholarships.

Enjoy a seasonal menu prepared by our 2019 scholarship recipients with help of Dianna Woodward, Culinary Head from Plymouth-Canton Schools & Karl's very own Chef Hernandez.  Please scroll down to see our menu. 

$59.00 plus tax (tip included)  - Click here to purchase 2019 Tickets or by calling 734-455-8450.     If you cannot attend or interested in sponsorship please Click here for Sponsors & Donations.

We send a special big thank you to our sponsors - Tito's Handmade Vodka, Gordon Food Service, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits and Witch's Hat Brewery.  We also thank Gretchen Ward of The Educational Excellence Foundation and Dianna Woodward for all their help with this amazing annual event

Fundraiser Menu

Course 1:
Crab & Frisee Salad
lavender flatbread, lemon dill creme fraiche, pea tendrils

Course 2:
Lemon Ricotta Ravioli
spinach pasta, mango caviar, chili filament  

Course 3:
Leg of Lamb
sweet potato timbale, braised endive, chimichurri

Course 4:
Bison Tenderloin
saffron risotto cake, baby carrot, red wine cognac demi-glace

Course 5:
Star Anise Cake
coconut, burnt cashew, blackberry-passion fruit

Applying for Our Scholarship?  Please See Information Below. 


To provide financial assistance to a high school graduate, graduating senior or student currently enrolled in or entering culinary school.

Amount to be awarded

$1500 (non-renewable) will be awarded to six students.  Award will be administered in two disbursements:  $750 in the fall semester with the additional $750 awarded in the winter semester.


High school graduate, a graduating senior or a student currently enrolled in a culinary arts program

Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0

Student will be continuing their education at a culinary school in a culinary arts program 

Application Requirements

Completed application form (see attached)

Copy of high school transcripts or culinary arts program transcripts if currently taking classes 

Two letters of recommendation

Proof of acceptance to a culinary program or proof of enrollment in a program

Short Essay (500 words maximum) on why you want to pursue a profession in the culinary arts field

Submit an original recipe

Interview with Karl's management team

Help prepare & plate dishes at our annual culinary dinner (required)

Application deadline:  June 30, 2020


We Would Like to Acknowledge & Thank Our Scholarship Sponsors Below.

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