(l to r) Shane Hall, general manager of Napa River Grill; JD Rothberg, managing partner of Napa River Grill and Wild Eggs; Lisa Mines, Kenneth Black's mother; Emily Walz, Napa River Grill's concierge and special events director; and David Malthaner, executive chef of Napa River Grill
The Napa River Grill Culinary Scholarship Fund was created in 2003 to help young people in pursuit of a degree in culinary arts. After Black--a Sullivan University alumnus and sous chef at Louisville, Ky.-based Napa River Grill--was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 23, the scholarship was renamed in his honor.
"My family and I are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from the wonderful people at Napa River Grill and Wild Eggs," said Lisa Mines, Black's mother, in a statement. "It is comforting to know that my son's memory will live on through this scholarship fund."