The Chef Henry Trujillo Culinary Arts Scholarship

2024 Chef Henry Trujillo Memorial Scholarship SOIRÉE

Join us to celebrate the legacy of Chef Henry Trujillo, the Broadmoor's Executive Chef for 36 years and a treasured member of the Pikes Peak State College Culinary family.

Mix and mingle while tasting the gourmet creations that PPSC culinary students, instructors and guest chefs are cooking up using ingredients from local food producers, paired with local beers and Colorado wines. This experience takes you across the decades of Chef Trujillo's life to delight your senses.

Proceeds fund the Chef Henry Trujillo Memorial Scholarship that supports the education of our culinary arts students-our future local chefs.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Broadmoor's Cheyenne Lodge
4199 S Club Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Business casual attire  |  Parking in Lot D

2024 Chef Henry Trujillo Memorial Scholarship SOIRÉE

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Sharing Chef Henry Trujillo's legacy of excellence, hard work and commitment to community with future culinarians.

Henry Trujillo

The Chef Henry Trujillo Culinary Arts Scholarship Endowed Fund

Pikes Peak State College Foundation is honored to share the legacy of Chef Henry Trujillo, the only Executive Chef at The Broadmoor with local roots. Hired and mentored by the Founding Executive Chef, Louis Stratta, and the third of only seven executive chefs to date, Chef Trujillo served the hotel's famed kitchens from 1956 to 1992.

His introduction to the culinary profession began in the Navy where he attended the Navy’s Cook’s and Baker’s school, serving as commissaryman on the submarine USS Tiru.  After completing his service, he returned to Colorado Springs. On a visit to the Broadmoor Hotel to meet old friends, he was introduced to Chef Louis Stratta, the hotel's first executive chef.  Henry was hired on the spot and directed by Chef Louis to start the next day - which was the beginning of an extraordinary 36-year career!  

Chef Trujillo rose through the ranks via an extensive apprenticeship, rotating through pastry, bakery, saucier, garde manger, and sous chef positions.  He mastered every position – from the most humble to the top of the kitchen staff. He was later promoted to chef de cuisine the Charles Court and Penrose Room kitchens before being named the Hotel’s Executive Chef. Chef Trujillo is noted for the transition from set menus to highlighting the freshest, most delectable ingredients available on any given day.

The Scholarship

The Chef Henry Trujillo Culinary Arts Scholarship is being established to support students who demonstrate culinary excellence through an exceptional work ethic, integrity, and a service mindset.  Just as Chef Trujillo is, applicants must be recognized as a problem solver who sees any challenge, big or small, as a means to grow within their career and exhibit a passion for lifelong learning.

Henry Trujillo