Michael "Sheffy" Siry Scholarship Fund


On Sunday, June 23, 2013 we lost an extremely talented chef and a wonderful caring individual.

Michael "Sheffy" Siryious Siry touched all of our lives in so many ways with his love of cooking, his culinary expertise, and his contagious smile. Michael’s love of life, infectious laugh and love of people will be sorely missed by many and will always have my heart, my admiration, and my life.

In memory of my husband's life, his love and his accomplishments, I am establishing a memorial scholarship fund in his name at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York.  The same culinary institute that helped contribute to my husband's success in the industry.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute, Michael went on to become a great executive chef, a Food Network Chopped Champion, a Wing Champion, Grey Poupon Chef of the year. Often he would be on TV concocting a gastro caloric delight. 

Michael approached his life with the discipline of an Ironman® triathlete. This is because he was one. Whether it was running a marathon or running popular concept restaurants, the Englewood, New Jersey, native gave 110% to whatever he did, and it showed in his masterful layering of fresh, flavorful ingredients. Michael would explain to anyone that,  “Cooking is art—it’s part of expressing yourself, it’s something that you love to do, love to give and love to share.”

Michael always wanted to share his love of cooking, love of life and was always willing to assist anyone who wanted an opportunity.

The MICHAEL "SHEFFY" SIRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION is an annual scholarship, which will be awarded to those who love cooking, life and people as much as he did. 


Donations for this scholarship can be made by clicking here


If making a donation via the website please complete the following information:

If this gift is in Memory/Honor of someone, please fill in the fields below.

In Memory/Honor of:  In Memory

In Memory/Honor of Name:   Michael V. Siry  (MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION)

Person to Notify (please include contact information) :   Shira Siry  

                                                                                                         26 Hudson Drive

                                                                                                         Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

                                                                                                         Shinks19@gmail.com

Or via check made payable to:              Michael V. Siry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Checks can be mailed to:                        Culinary Institute of America

                                                                      Michael V. Siry Memorial Scholarship Fund           

                                                                      1946 Campus Drive

                                                                     Hyde Park, New York 12538